Individual Study / HBCS

Health Behaviour in School-aged Children

Health Behaviour in School-aged Children

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HBSC focuses on understanding young people's health in their social context – where they live, at school, with family and friends. Researchers in the HBSC network are interested in understanding how these factors, individually and together, influence young people's health as they move from childhood into young adulthood. **General information: info@hbsc.org**
Start Year
1982
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Investigators Contacts
  • Data Manager, Dr Oddrun Samdal
    University of Bergen

Design

Study design
Population cohort
Follow Up
The HBSC collects data every four years on 11-, 13- and 15-year-old boys' and girls' health and well-being, social environments and health behaviours.

Marker Paper

Roberts C, Freeman J, Samdal O, Schnohr CW, de Looze ME, Nic Gabhainn S, Iannotti R, Rasmussen M; International HBSC Study Group. The Health Behaviour in School-aged Children (HBSC) study: methodological developments and current tensions. Int J Public Health. 2009 Sep;54 Suppl 2(Suppl 2):140-50. doi: 10.1007/s00038-009-5405-9.

PUBMED 19639259

Recruitment

Sources of Recruitment
  • Individuals

Number of participants

Number of participants
204,534
Number of participants with biosamples

Access

Availability of data and biosamples

Data
Biosamples
Other

Availability of access information

On the study website : http://www.hbsc.org/

By contacting the study representative