HEALTH BEHAVIOUR IN SCHOOL-AGED CHILDREN (HBSC) IRELAND

World Health Organization Collaborative Cross-National Study

HBSC Ireland collects data on a wide range of topic areas related to health behaviour, risk behaviour, health outcomes and the social context of health for Irish school-aged children. In addition to journal articles, national and international HBSC reports (publications) the HBSC Ireland team has developed two other approaches to data dissemination. First we have developed a series of HBSC factseets (factsheets) on specific topics, and second we offer to prepare short reports for interested groups.

The short report service is located within the HBSC Ireland research team at NUI, Galway and responds to requests from voluntary, community and statutory groups for specific analyses of the HBSC Ireland dataset(s).

In order to request a specific short report, please download and complete the 'HBSC Short Report Request Form'  and forward to the HBSC Ireland team at hbscnuigalway.ie.  Once we have received your request we will contact you to discuss your more detailed requirements. All short reports completed will later be made available via this website.

 

HBSC Ireland short reports available: 

Short Reports containing HBSC Ireland data are listed alphabetically by author within year of publication: 

2017

Burke, L. & Gavin, A. (2017). HBSC Ireland 2014: young people's drinking in the North Dublin area. Galway: Health Promotion Research Centre, NUI Galway. Short report for Louise McCulloch, North Dublin Regional Drugs Task Force. ‌ download (826KB)

Gavin, A. & Keane, E. (2017). HBSC Ireland 2014: club participation and physical activity. Galway: Health Promotion Research Centre, NUI Galway. Short report for Dr Aoife Lane, Waterford Institute of Technology.  download (374KB) 

Perry, C., Keane, E. & Nic Gabhainn, S. (2017). HBSC Ireland 2014: alcohol and cannabis use in school-children in Ireland (updated). Galway: Health Promotion Research Centre, NUI Galway. Short report for Deirdre Mongan, HRB. download (522KB)

2016

Callaghan, M., Keane, E. & Molcho, M. (2016). HBSC Ireland 2014: young carers in the 2014 HBSC study. Galway: Health Promotion Research Centre, NUI Galway. ‌download (269KB)

Gavin, A. & Keane, E. (2016). HBSC Ireland 2014: tobacco use among 15 to 17 year olds. Galway: Health Promotion Research Centre, NUI Galway. Short report for Keisha Taylor, TobaccoFree Research Institute. download (441KB)

Gavin, A., Keane, E. & Molcho, M. (2016). HBSC Ireland 2014: physical activity and club participation. Galway: Health Promotion Research Centre, NUI Galway. Short report for Aoife Lane, Waterford Institute of Technology. download (339KB)

Keane, E., Callaghan, M. & Molcho, M. (2016).  HBSC Ireland 2014:  trends in soft drink consumption in Irish schoolchildren from 1998 to 2014. Galway: Health Promotion Research Centre, NUI Galway. Short report for Institute of Public Health in Ireland. download (539KB)

Keane, E. & Nic Gabhainn, S. (2016). HBSC Ireland 2014:  description of the child developed 'Does your family play with you?' question asked in HBSC Ireland 2014 study.  Galway: Health Promotion Research Centre, NUI Galway. Short report for Department of Children and Youth Affairs. download (433KB)

Keane, E., Perry, C. & Molcho, M. (2016). HBSC Ireland 2014: health and risk behaviour among school children in Donegal. Galway: Health Promotion Research Centre, NUI Galway. Short report for the Donegal Children and Young People's Services. download (333KB)

Perry, C., Keane, E. & Molcho, M. (2016). HBSC Ireland 2014: injuries among schoolchildren in Ireland in 2010 and 2014. Galway: Health Promotion Research Centre, NUI Galway. Short report for Jude Cosgrove, Institute of Public Health in Ireland. download (721KB)

Perry, C., Keane, E., Callaghan, M. & Molcho, M. (2016). HBSC Ireland 2014: traveller children's health and lifestyle compared to all other children in Ireland. Galway: Health Promotion Research Centre, NUI Galway.  download (485KB)

2015

Callaghan, M., Kelly, C., Molcho, M. & Nic Gabhainn, S. (2015).  HBSC Ireland 2010: School Characteristics, Policy and Context in Ireland: HBSC Ireland Post-Primary Schools. Galway: Health Promotion Research Centre, NUI Galway.  download (501KB)

2013

Burke, L., Gavin, A., Courtney, L., Nic Gabhainn, S. & Kelly, C. (2013). HBSC Ireland 2010: Sexual bahaviour of 15-17 year olds in the Mid-west region and in care. Galway: Health Promotion Research Centre, NUI Galway. Short report for the Red Ribbon project. download (181KB)

Callaghan, M., Kelly, C., Molcho, M. & Nic Gabhainn, S. (2103). HBSC Ireland: preliminary analysis of the HBSC School level questionnaire. Galway: Health Promotion Research Centre, NUI Galway.  download (4KB) 

Courtney, L., Gavin, A., Gajewski, J., Molcho, M., Nic Gabhainn, S. & Kelly, C. (2013). HBSC Ireland 2010: school experiences among children in care. Galway: Health Promotion Research Centre, NUI Galway.  download (402KB) 

Gajewski, J. & Nic Gabhainn, S. (2013). HBSC Ireland 2010: health and risk behaviour among children in Kilkenny compared to the Irish children in other parts of the country. Galway: Health Promotion Research Centre, NUI Galway.  download (414KB)

Gajewski, J. & Nic Gabhainn, S. (2013). HBSC Ireland 2010: health and risk behaviour among children in Waterford compared to the Irish children in other parts of the country. Galway: Health Promotion Research Centre, NUI Galway.  download (453KB)

Gajewski, J. & Nic Gabhainn, S. (2013). HBSC Ireland 2010: socio-economic variations in tobacco smoking among school-aged children in Ireland: 2002, 2006 and 2010.  Galway: Health Promotion Research Centre, NUI Galway. Short report for Helen McAvoy, Institute of Public Health.  download (464KB)

Sullivan, L. & Molcho, M. (2013). HBSC Ireland 2010: emotional and physical symptoms and bullying.  Galway: Health Promotion Research Centre, NUI Galway. Short report for Hugh Magee, Department of Health. download (141KB)

Sullivan, L. & Nic Gabhiann, S. (2013). HBSC Ireland 2010: comparison figures for schoolchildren in County Carlow with the rest of the HBSC survey.  Galway: Health Promotion Research Centre, NUI Galway.  Short report for the Children's Services Committee in Carlow. download (203KB) 

2012 

Callaghan, M., Gavin, A. & Nic Gabhiann, S. (2012). HBSC Ireland 2010: tobacco use among schoolchildren in Ireland 2010, 2006, 2002 and 1998.  Galway: Health Promotion Research Centre, NUI Galway.  Short report to the Health Research Board. download (344KB)

Callaghan, M. & Nic Gabhainn, S. (2012). HBSC Ireland 2010: nutritional behaviours among schoolchildren in Ireland 2010. Galway: Health Promotion Research Centre, NUI Galway. Short report to Department of Children and Youth Affairs for the National Strategy for Research and Data on Children's Lives 2011-2016.  download (2.1MB)

Clarke, N., Kelly, C., Molcho, M., & Nic Gabhainn, S. (2012). HBSC Ireland 2010: workshop to access young people’s opinions of the findings of the 2010 Health Behaviour of School-aged Children (HBSC) Survey. Galway: Health Promotion Research Centre, NUI Galway. Short report. download (150KB)

Clarke, N., Molcho, M. & Nic Gabhainn, S. (2012). HBSC Ireland 2010: alcohol consumption and cannabis use among schoolchildren in Ireland. Galway: Health Promotion Research Centre, NUI Galway. Short report to the Health Research Board.  download (163KB)

Clarke, N. & Nic Gabhainn, S. (2012).  HBSC Ireland 2010: body image among Irish children.  Galway: Health Promotion Research Centre, NUI Galway. Short report to the Department of Children and Youth Affairs. download (400KB)

Clarke, N. & Nic Gabhainn, S. (2012).  HBSC Ireland 2010: health and risk behaviour among children in Donegal.  Galway: Health Promotion Research Centre, NUI Galway. Short report to the Donegal Children's Services Committee. download (149KB)

Gavin, A. & Nic Gabhainn, S. (2012). HBSC Ireland 2010: tobacco use among schoolchildren in Ireland.  Galway: Health Promotion Research Centre, NUI Galway. Short report to the National Cancer Control Programme. download (108KB)

Sullivan, L. & Nic Gabhainn, S. (2012). HBSC Ireland 2010: physical activity, active travel and exercise among schoolchildren in Ireland 2010.  Galway: Health Promotion Research Centre, NUI Galway. Short report to Department of Children and Youth Affairs for the National Strategy for Research and Data on Children's Lives 2011-2016. download‌ (801KB)

2009

Doyle, P., Molcho, M. & Nic Gabhainn, S. (2009). HBSC Ireland 2006: age related patterns in alcohol consumption and cannabis use among Irish children between 1998-2006.  Galway: Health Promotion Research Centre, NUI Galway. Short report to the Health Research Board. download (64KB)

Doyle, P. & Nic Gabhainn, S. (2009). HBSC Ireland 2006: self-reported health among children for the Travelling Community. Galway: Health Promotion Research Centre, NUI Galway. Short report for UCD.  download (90KB)

2008

Brennan, G. & Nic Gabhainn, S. (2008). HBSC Ireland 2006: child well-being in South County Dublin.  Galway: Health Promotion Research Centre, NUI Galway. Short report to Mary O'Brein of Gamma Ltd. and Maria Donohue of the South Dublin County Council. download (99KB)

Brennan, G. & Nic Gabhainn, S. (2008). HBSC Ireland 2006: physical activity patterns by age and gender.  Galway: Health Promotion Research Centre, NUI Galway. Short report to Dr Niamh Murphy, Waterford Institute of Technology. download ( 70KB) 

Gavin, A., De Roiste, A. & Nic Gabhainn, S. (2008). HBSC Ireland 2006: age related patterns in alcohol consumption among Irish children.  Galway: Health Promotion Research Centre, NUI Galway. Short report to the National Youth Council of Ireland, Dublin. download (66KB)  

Gavin, A., De Roiste, A. & Nic Gabhainn, S. (2008). HBSC Ireland 2006urban and rural patterns in alcohol consumption among Irish children.  Galway: Health Promotion Research Centre, NUI Galway. Short report to the National Youth Council of Ireland, Dublin. download (50KB)

Gavin, A., Kelly, C., Molcho, M. & Nic Gabhainn,S. (2008). HBSC Ireland 2006: child well-being in Dublin City.  Galway: Health Promotion Research Centre, NUI Galway. Short report for the Dublin City Children’s Services Committee. download (361KB) 

Molcho, M., Gavin, A. & Nic Gabhainn, S. (2008) HBSC Ireland 2006: cannabis and volatile substance use between 1998-2006.  Galway: Health Promotion Research Centre, NUI Galway. Short report to the Health Research Board. download (49KB) 

Nic Gabhainn, S. (2008). HBSC Ireland 2006: smoking behaviour between 1998-2006.  Galway: Health Promotion Research Centre, NUI Galway. Short report to the Population Health Directorate, Health Services Executive. download (44KB) 

Nic Gabhainn,S., Molcho, M. and Kelly, C. (2008). HBSC Ireland 2006: frequency of smoking behaviour in middle childhood and adolescence.  Galway: Health Promotion Research Centre, NUI Galway. Short report to the Office of Tobacco Control, Ireland. download (35KB ) 

2007

Molcho, M., Kelly, C. & Nic Gabhainn, S. (2007). HBSC Ireland 2006: smoking behaviour among Irish schoolchildren.  Galway: Health Promotion Research Centre, NUI Galway. Short report to the Office of Tobacco Control, Ireland. download (74KB)

Nic Gabhainn, S., Molcho, M., Gallois, A. & Kelly, C. (2007). HBSC Ireland 2006: bullying and disability among Irish schoolchildren.  Galway: Health Promotion Research Centre, NUI Galway. Short report to the National Disability Authority, Ireland. download (56KB)

2005 

Bourke, H. & Nic Gabhainn, S. (2005). HBSC Ireland 2002: Tobacco, alcohol and drugs among 15-17 year olds: comparisons across the western region. Galway: Health Promotion Research Centre, NUI Galway. A short report to the Public Health Department of the HSE Western Region. download (192KB) 

Molcho, M. & Nic Gabhainn, S. (2005). HBSC Ireland 2002: The health behaviour of school-aged children in the South Western Area Health Board. Galway: Health Promotion Research Centre, NUI Galway. Short report to the Health Promotion Department of the South Western Area Health Board. download (368KB)

Nic Gabhainn, S. & Bourke, H. (2005). HBSC Ireland 2002: contribution to the national set of well-being indicators for children, 2005. Galway: Health Promotion Research Centre, NUI Galway. A short report to the National Children's Office, Department of Health and Children, Dublin. download (176KB) 

Nic Gabhainn, S., Bourke, H. & Molcho, M. (2005).  HBSC Ireland 2002: Data on community involvement and perceptions from HBSC Ireland 2002. Galway: Health Promotion Research Centre, NUI Galway.  A short report to the National Children's Office, Department of Health and Children, Dublin. download (292KB)

2004

Nic Gabhainn, S. (2004). HBSC Ireland 2002: Bullying others and being bullied among schoolchildren in the North West of Ireland. Galway: Health Promotion Research Centre, NUI Galway. Short report to the Health Promotion Department of the NWHB. download (46KB)