HEALTH BEHAVIOUR IN SCHOOL-AGED CHILDREN (HBSC) IRELAND

World Health Organization Collaborative Cross-National Study

HBSC Ireland 2018 National Report cover


The 2018 HBSC Ireland Report was launched by Minister for Health Simon Harris TD and Minister for Health Promotion Catherine Byrne TD, on Thursday 9 January 2020. 

Download the full report here:
Költő, A., Gavin, A., Molcho, M., Kelly, C., Walker, L., & Nic Gabhainn, S. (2020). The Irish Health Behaviour in School-aged Children (HBSC) Study 2018. Dublin: Department of Health & Galway: Health Promotion Research Centre, National University of Ireland, Galway. download‌ (5,699KB)


A total of 255 primary and post primary schools took part with 15,557 children completing questionnaires. 

We would like to extend a big thank you to all of the children, their schools and parents for taking part in the 2018 HBSC study. Without your participation and time the study would not have been such a success.

HBSC 2018 launch
A copy of the launch presentation by András Költő is also available to download (2001KB)

Download the press release ‌download (392KB)

Check our twitter page: @hbscireland 

Infographics (download to view full size)

HBSC 2018 Iconograph exercise & physical activity
Exercise and physical activity
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HBSC 2018 Infograph fighting & bullying
Fighting and Bullying
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HBSC 2018 Infograph food & dietary behaviour
Food and dietary behaviour
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HBSC 2018 Infograph mental health
Mental health
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HBSC 2018 infograph sexual health behaviours
Sexual health behaviours
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HBSC 2018 infograph substance use
Substance use
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Key findings


General health

Substance use

Food and dietary behaviour

Exercise and physical activity

Self-care

Injuries

Fighting and Bullying

Sexual Health Behaviours

Mental Health


DISSEMINATION

Findings from HBSC Ireland 2018 will be distributed in reports, journal articles, factsheets and presentations to various interest groups. A full list of publications and articles etc. can be found on the publications page.