Data set notes
Health Behaviour in School-aged Children

Indicators: 110
Updated: 15 July 2019
Downloads: 1162

This is an aggregated dataset underlying the WHO international report on health behavior of school-aged children, published in 2016. HBSC teams provided disaggregated data for Belgium, United Kingdom and Denmark.  Belgium data is presented as Belgium (Flanders – collected in Flemish) and Belgium (Wallonia and Brussels – collected in French).  United Kingdom data is presented as England, Scotland and Wales.  Data from Greenland is presented separately from Denmark. 
The average is the HBSC average, presented  is based on equal weighting of each region, regardless of differences in achieved sample size or country population. Countries are marked where there was a significant gender difference in prevalence.
The HBSC research network is an international alliance of researchers that collaborate on the cross-national survey of school students: Health Behaviour in School-aged Children (HBSC). The HBSC collects data every four years on 11-, 13- and 15-year-old boys' and girls' health and well-being, social environments and health behaviours. These years mark a period of increased autonomy that can influence how their health and health-related behaviours develop. As such, the HBSC study is the product of topic-focused groups that collaborate to develop the conceptual foundations of the study, identify research questions, decide the methods and measurements to be employed, and work on data analyses and the dissemination of findings.
The HBSC Network is committed to increasing transparency in its work whilst preserving their intellectual property. The data is available for external use by agreement with the HBSC International Coordinator and the Principal Investigators. Information on how to request further data can be found on www.hbsc.org.
Indicator notes
Young people were asked if both they and their parents were born in their country of resident or in another country. First generation immigrant means that the child was born abroad; Second generation immigrant means that the child was born in the country of residence but at least one of the parents was born abroad ; Non immigrant means that both the child and both of the parents were born in the country of residence.

Data were available only for 15-year-olds in Czech Republic, Portugal and Scotland.

No data were received from Armenia, Canada, England, France, Greenland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Slovakia and the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia.
Country notes
Armenia
No data were received.
Canada
No data were received.
Czechia
Data were available only for 15-year-olds.
France
No data were received.
Greenland
No data were received.
Hungary
No data were received.
Latvia
No data were received.
Lithuania
No data were received.
North Macedonia
No data were received.
Poland
No data were received.
Portugal
Data were available only for 15-year-olds.
Slovakia
No data were received.
United Kingdom (England)
No data were received.
United Kingdom (Scotland)
Adolescents or parents born in England or Wales are not considered immigrants. Data were available only for 15-year-olds.
United Kingdom (Wales)
Adolescents or parents born in England or Scotland are not considered immigrants.