• Percentage point difference in prevalence of health complaints, between low and high family affluence groups  [11, 13 and 15-year olds] Percentage point difference in prevalence of health complaints, between low and high family affluence groups [11, 13 and 15-year olds] (Bar chart)
Data set notes
Health Behaviour in School-aged Children

Indicators: 152
Updated: 06 July 2020

Further information:

This is an aggregated dataset underlying the WHO international report on health behavior of school-aged children, surveys conducted in 2014 and 2018. 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 tlth 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 how often they had experienced the following symptoms in the last six months: headache; stomach ache; backache; feeling low, irritable or bad tempered; feeling nervous; difficulties in getting to sleep; and feeling dizzy. Response options for each symptom ranged from about every day to rarely or never. The measure presents a nonclinical measure of psychosomatic complaints and a sum-score scale that can be used for cross-national comparison. Findings show associations between family affluence and reporting multiple (two or more) health complaints more than once a week in the past six months.

0 means less than +-0.5%. Low- and high-affluence groups represent the lowest 20% and highest 20% in each country.
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