Socioeconomic inequalities and health

Bjorn Holstein, Nina Parry-Langdon, Alessio Zambon, Candace Currie, Chris Roberts

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


The Health Behavior in School-aged Children (HBSC) study provides unique insight into the health and behavior of young people. The report on the 2001/2002 survey gives information about a much-neglected segment of society, but one that has the greatest potential to benefit from policies and health initiatives based on sound research and information. This HBSC international report is relevant to all people working for and with this age group, be they policy-makers, planners, educators, teachers, parents, care givers and of course, young people themselves. The survey was carried out over a wide geographical area - 35 countries and regions in the WHO European Region and North America - and covers the physical, emotional, and psychological aspects of health, and the influences of the family, schools, and peers. The quality and value of the information offered are high, so this international report should reach all key people who have an interest in or are responsible for promoting young people's health.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationYoung People's Health in Context: Health Behaviour in School-aged Children (HBSC) Study : International Report from the 2001/2002 Survey
EditorsCandice Currie, Chris Roberts, Antony Morgan, Rebecca Smith, Wolfgang Settertobulte, Oddrun Samdal, Vivian Barnekow Rasmussen
PublisherWHO Regional Office for Europe
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)9789289013727
Publication statusPublished - 28 Jun 2004

Publication series

NameA EURO Publication Series
PublisherWorld Health Organization


  • HBSC
  • health inequalities
  • young people
  • policies
  • health initiatives


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