HBSC England reports

HBSC England National Report 2014

This report presents the findings for England from the 2014 Health Behaviour in School-aged Children (HBSC) World Health Organization (WHO) collaborative study. It provides an up to date view of adolescent health and well-being in England, and provides an overview of trends in these areas spanning more than a decade (2002-2014)…

Intentional self-harm in adolescence: An analysis of data from the Health Behaviour in School-aged Children (HBSC) survey for England, 2014

This report summarises data on self-harm informed by an analysis of data from the Health Behaviour in School-aged Children (HBSC) survey for England, 2014. The data draws on responses from 5,335 students aged 11-15 years who completed the HBSC survey in England.

Cyberbullying: An analysis of data from the Health Behaviour in School-aged Children (HBSC) survey for England, 2014

This report summaries data on cyberbullying informed by an analysis of data from the
Health Behaviour in School-aged Children (HBSC) study for England, 2014. The data draws on responses from 5,335 students aged 11-15 years who completed the HBSC survey in England.

Wellbeing of adolescent girls: An analysis of data from the Health Behaviour in School-aged Children (HBSC) survey for England, 2014

This report summarises data on girls’ emotional health and wellbeing, informed by an analysis of data from the health behaviour in school-aged children (HBSC) study for England, 2014. The data draws on responses from 5,335 students aged 11-15 years who completed the HBSC survey in England…

HBSC England National Report 2010

Since 1997 children and young people in England have been taking part in this unique survey looking at behaviours associated with physical and mental health. Crucially, the survey examines the broader social context in young people’s lives, moving beyond just monitoring risk taking…

HBSC England Executive Summary 2010

Poor physical and emotional health in adolescence can have a highly detrimental effect on overall life chances, impacting on educational achievement, the attainment of life goals as well as restricting social and emotional development…

HBSC international reports

Adolescent obesity and related behaviours: Trends and inequalities in the WHO European Region 2002-2014

The Health Behaviour in School-aged Children (HBSC) survey is a WHO collaborative cross-national study that monitors the health behaviours, health outcomes and social environments of boys and girls aged 11, 13 and 15 years every four years. HBSC has collected international data on adolescent health, including eating behaviours, physical activity, sedentary behaviour, weight and obesity, for over 25 years, allowing prevalence to be compared across countries and over time…

Growing up unequal: Gender and socioeconomic differences in young people’s health and well-being

Health Behaviour in School-aged Children (HBSC), a WHO collaborative cross-national study, has provided information about the health, well-being, social environment and health behaviour of 11, 13 and 15 year old boys and girls for over 30 years. This latest international report from the study presents findings from the 2014 survey, which collected data from almost 220 000 young people in 42 countries in Europe and North America…

Social determinants of health and wellbeing among young people

Evidence gathered over the last two decades shows that disadvantaged social circumstances are associated with increased health risks. As a result, health inequalities are now embedded in contemporary international policy development. The WHO Commission on Social Determinants of Health claims that the vast majority of inequalities in health between and within countries are avoidable, yet they continue to be experienced by young people across Europe and North America…

Inequalities in young people’s health

This international report from the Health Behaviour in School-aged Children (HBSC) World Health Organization collaborative cross-national study is the most comprehensive to date. It presents the key findings on patterns of health among young people in 41 countries and regions across Europe and North America…

Young people’s health in Great Britain and Ireland

This report presents data from the 2006 Health Behaviour in School-aged Children (HBSC) survey; a World Health Organization (WHO) collaborative cross-national study and focuses on data collected from young people in England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales…

Young people’s health in context

The Health Behaviour in School-aged Children (HBSC) study, established 22 years ago, is cross-national research conducted by an international network of research teams in collaboration with the WHO Regional Office for Europe. Its aim is to gain new insight into and to increase understanding of young people’s health, well-being, health behaviour and social context…