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HEALTH BEHAVIOUR IN SCHOOL-AGED CHILDREN (HBSC) IRELAND
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 surveys school-going children aged 9-18 years. The study is conducted by the HBSC Ireland team, based at the Health Promotion Research Centre, NUI Galway.
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As a way to explore key findings the HBSC Ireland team have published several interactive data visualisations.
- Trends in Health Behaviours 1998-2018 - Current smoking, ever been drunk, cannabis use, bullying others, trying to lose weight, fruit consumption, tooth brushing, seatbelt use, vigorous exercise, having had sexual intercourse and condom use at last sexual intercourse.
- Trends in Age of Initiation 1998-2018 - Age of first cigarette, age of first alcoholic drink
- Trends in Health Outcomes 1998-2018 - Headache, feeling low, medically attended injury, self-rated health, happy with life at present, life satisfaction
- Trends in Social Contexts of Children's Lives 1998-2018 - Communication with mother, communication with father, live with both parents, liking school, organising school events, pressured by school work, close friends of the same sex, evenings out with friends, feel safe in the local area, good places to spend free time, help or favours from neighbours
- HBSC Ireland 2018 Fruit and Drink Consumption - Frequency of consuming fruit, vegetables, sweets, sugar sweetened drinks, diet soft drinks, crisps, chips and fish.
- HBSC Ireland 2018 Substance Use - Lifetime and past 30 day frequency of smoking cigarettes, using e-cigarettes, drinking alcohol and using cannabis.
- HBSC Ireland 2018 Age of Initiation – Age of first drinking alcohol, getting drunk, smoking a cigarette and taking cannabis.
- HBSC Ireland 2018 Type of Alcohol Consumption – Frequency of consuming beer, wine, spirits, alcopops, cider and other drinks containing alcohol.
- HBSC Ireland 2018 Bullying and Cyberbullying Behaviour - Frequency of having been bullied, bullying others, having been cyberbullied and cyberbullying others.
- HBSC Ireland 2018 Perceptions of Students in Class(es) -Statements on students in class(es) enjoying being together, being kind and helpful, accepting and getting involved in organising school events
- HBSC Ireland 2018 Perceptions of School - Statements on fairness of school rules, participation in making school rules and feeling safe at school
- HBSC Ireland 2018 Perceptions of Teachers - Statements on ability to express own views in class, feeling of teachers acceptance, feeling that teachers care and feeling trust in teachers
- HBSC Ireland 2018 Contraceptive Use - Method of contraception used at last sexual intercourse and at the 1st time of sexual intercourse
- HBSC Ireland 2018 Sun Protection - Measures taken to protect against the sun when outside on a sunny day
- HBSC Ireland 2018 Online Contact - Frequency of online contact with friends and others
- HBSC Ireland 2018 Internet Communication Preferences – Statements about preference of online or face-to-face when talking about secrets, personal feelings and worries
- HBSC Ireland 2018 Social Media Experiences – Experiences during the past year such as feeling bad when not able to use social media, arguments and conflict over social media use, trying but failing to spend less time on social media, lying to others about time spent on social media.
- HBSC Ireland 2018 Health Symptoms – Frequency of having a headache, a stomachache, backache, feeling low, irritability or bad temper, feeling nervous, difficulties getting to sleep and feeling dizzy in the past 6 months.
- HBSC Ireland 2018 Mental Health Indicators During the Last Month – Frequency of feeling nervous, down in the dumps, calm and peaceful, downhearted and blue, happy or stressed during the last month.
- HBSC Ireland 2018 Feelings During the Last Two Weeks – Frequency of feeling cheerful and in good sprits, calm and relaxed, active and vigorous, fresh and rested when waking up and that my daily life has been filled with things that interest me.
- HBSC Ireland 2018 General Wellbeing Feelings – Frequency of feeling you have freedom in your life, have a caring adult you can tell anything to, feeling valued and respected, feeling that you make a positive contribution to the world, taking part in volunteer work and knowing your rights as a young person.
- HBSC Ireland 2018 Discrimination – Frequency of being treated unfairly or negatively because of: where you were born, your gender, your age, your disability, your race, your sexual orientation, your religion, being a member of the Traveller community and other reasons.
- HBSC Ireland 2018 Ease of Talking with Family and Friends – Ease of talking about things that really bother you with your: father, stepfather, mother, stepmother, friends of the same sex and friends of the opposite sex.
- HBSC Ireland 2018 Family Support – Statements about family trying to help, getting emotional help and support, talking about problems and family being will to help with making decisions.
- HBSC Ireland 2018 Family Communication – Statements about family talking about important things, listening, asking questions when not understanding each other and talking over a misunderstanding.
- HBSC Ireland 2018 Support from Friends – Statements about friends trying to help, being able to count on friends, having friends to share joys and sorrows, being able to talk about problems with friends.