World Health Organization Collaborative Cross-National Study

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 school-aged children every four years. HBSC Ireland is one of 51 countries and regions across Europe and North America that make up the HBSC Network.

The HBSC Ireland team, based at the Health Promotion Research Centre, NUI Galway conducted the first nationally representative survey of Irish school children in 1998, and then in 2002, 2006, 2010, 2014 and 2018. The next HBSC Ireland survey is due to take place in 2022.

HBSC Trends Report 1998-2018

The latest HBSC Trends report is available to download on our HBSC Trends page.

HBSC Ireland Trends report infographic

download a printable copy of this Infographic of findings from the latest HBSC Ireland Trends report