Health behaviour in school-aged children: World Health Organization collaborative cross-national study (HBSC): findings from the 2006 HBSC survey in Scotland

Candace Currie, Kate Levin (Editor), Joanna Todd (Editor), HBSC National Team

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Abstract

HBSC surveys in Scotland have produced a wealth of data on the health of the nation’s youth over the last two decades. This report provides up-to-date information on young people’s health and behaviour in Scotland, as well as the social contexts affecting their lives. Where possible, patterns are traced back to the early 1990s. The data presented capture all the key priority areas of mental health, physical activity, eating habits, substance use and sexual behaviour. Less commonly reported issues are also examined; examples include how young people feel about their bodies, their efforts at weight control, their experience of
bullying and fighting, how they get along with friends and family and relationships at school. Uniquely, HBSC places young people’s health in social and economic context and gathers data on family structure and socioeconomic circumstances. The report therefore also shows how social contexts of young people’s lives have changed over recent years. Analyses assessing the role that these factors play in explaining young people’s health and well-being are reported elsewhere.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationEdinburgh
PublisherChild and Adolescent Health Research Unit (CAHRU)
Commissioning bodyPublic Health Scotland
Number of pages90
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2008

Publication series

NameHBSC Scotland National Report

Keywords

  • RJ101
  • child health
  • child health services
  • HBSC study

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    Currie, C., Levin, K. (Ed.), Todd, J. (Ed.), & Team, HBSC. N. (2008). Health behaviour in school-aged children: World Health Organization collaborative cross-national study (HBSC): findings from the 2006 HBSC survey in Scotland. (HBSC Scotland National Report). Child and Adolescent Health Research Unit (CAHRU).