Health Behaviour in School-aged Children

Health Behaviour in School-aged Children (HBSC) is a set of cross-national surveys. The 2001 data has been available for other academic users since 2005. The HEMIL Research Centre at the University of Bergen was one of the initial partners, and Norway has participated in all rounds. The World Health Organization (WHO) is a collaborating partner in the project.

The aim of the HBSC is to collect research data to study and better understand healthrelated behaviour, lifestyle and attitudes among young people. In addition is collected contextual data on individual background, school situation, family and context in general. Those interviewed are 11, 13, and 15 years of age. Data from all participating countries are integrated in one international file by NSD.

Health Behaviour in School-aged Children (HBSC) has compiled a large collection of data based on the comparative surveys. These surveys have so far been conducted:

Read more on HBSC's Home Page

HBSC-related websites outside Norway

  • Austrian HBSC Related page
  • Belgian HBSC Related page
  • Dutch HBSC Related page
  • Swiss HBSC Related page
  • Italian HBSC Related page
  • German HBSC Page 1
  • German HBSC Page 2