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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.


Within Ireland data has been collected since 1998 over 6 survey rounds (19982002200620102014, and 2018). Internationally data has been collected for over 25 years. Findings have been widely disseminated and this page highlights publications which include HBSC Ireland data and compare results over time.

Watch the video recording of the webinar held on 8th March 2021 to launch the report Trends in Health Behaviours, Health Outcomes and Contextual Factors between 1998-2018: findings from the Irish Health Behaviour in School-aged Children Study.

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