HEALTH BEHAVIOUR IN SCHOOL-AGED CHILDREN (HBSC) IRELAND

World Health Organization Collaborative Cross-National Study


The Health Behaviour in School-aged Children (HBSC) survey is a WHO collaborative cross-national study that monitors the health behaviours, health outcomes and social environments of school-aged children every four years. HBSC Ireland surveys school-going children aged 9-18 years. The study is conducted by the HBSC Ireland team, based at the Health Promotion Research Centre, University of Galway.

Factsheets are listed alphabetically by author within year of publication:

2024

Health Research Board. (2024). Factsheet: Young People, drugs and alcohol – the Irish situation. Dublin: Health Research Board. download

2023

Health Research Board. (2023). Factsheet: Smoking and vaping – the Irish situation. Dublin: Health Research Board. download 

Health Research Board. (2023). Factsheet: Young People, drugs and alcohol – the Irish situation. Dublin: Health Research Board. 

WHO Office on Quality of Care and Patient Safety. (2023). Oral health. Tooth decay is the most common noncommunicable disease. Athens: WHO European Region. download

WHO Office on Quality of Care and Patient Safety. (2023). Overweight and Obesity. Too many children and adolescents are overweight and obese in the WHO European Region. Athens: WHO European Region. download

WHO Office on Quality of Care and Patient Safety. (2023). Tobacco. Tobacco use among adolescents in the WHO European Region is the second highest globally. Athens: WHO European Region. download

2022

Health Research Board (2022). Factsheet – Smoking and vaping: the Irish situation. Dublin: Health Research Board. 

2021

Costello, S., Gavin, A., & Nic Gabhainn, S. (2021). HBSC Ireland 2018 Research Factsheet 4: Sweets consumption among schoolchildren in Ireland. Galway: Health Promotion Research Centre, National University of Ireland Galway. download

Dennehy, E., Gavin, A., & Nic Gabhainn, S. (2021). HBSC Ireland 2018 Research Factsheet 2: Exercise among schoolchildren in Ireland. Galway: Health Promotion Research Centre, National University of Ireland Galway. download

Dennehy, E., Gavin, A., & Nic Gabhainn, S. (2021). HBSC Ireland 2018 Research Factsheet 3: Dieting behaviour among schoolchildren in Ireland. Galway: Health Promotion Research Centre, National University of Ireland Galway. download

Grogan, C., Gavin, A., Molcho, M., & Nic Gabhainn, S. (2021). HBSC Ireland 2018 Research Factsheet 6: Bullying behaviour among schoolchildren in Ireland. Galway: Health Promotion Research Centre, National University of Ireland Galway. download

Harte, P, Gavin, A., & Nic Gabhainn, S. (2021). HBSC Ireland 2018 Research Factsheet 7: Life satisfaction among schoolchildren in Ireland. Galway: Health Promotion Research Centre, National University of Ireland Galway. download

Health Research Board. (2021). Factsheet - Smoking and vaping: the Irish situation. Dublin: Health Research Board.

Health Research Board. (2021). Factsheet – Smoking: the Irish situation. Dublin: Health Research Board. download

Health Research Board. (2021). Factsheet – Young people, drugs and alcohol: the Irish situation. Dublin: Health Research Board. download

McGovern, M., Gavin, A., & Nic Gabhainn, S. (2021). HBSC Ireland 2018 Research Factsheet 5: Fruit consumption behaviour among schoolchildren in Ireland. Galway: Health Promotion Research Centre, National University of Ireland Galway. download

Nash Castro, L., Jewell, J., Whiting, s., Rippin, H., Farrand, C., Wickramasinghe, K., & Breda, J. (2021). Facthseet - Sustainable Development Goals: health targets. Nutrition, overweight and obesity. Copenhagen: World Health Organization Regional Office for Europe. download

O’Donnell, M., Gavin, A., Nic Gabhainn, S. (2021). HBSC Ireland 2018 Research Factsheet 1: Smoking behaviour among schoolchildren in Ireland. Galway: Health Promotion Research Centre, National University of Ireland Galway. download

WHO European Office for the Prevention and Control of Noncommunicable Diseases. (2021). Digital Food Environments: Factsheet. Copenhagen: World Health Organization Regional Office for Europe. download

 

2020

Ferreira-Borges, C., Neufeld, M., Breda, J., Madureira Lima, J., & Aragón De León, E. (2020). Factsheet - Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): health targets. Alcohol consumption and sustainable development. Copenhagen: World Health Organization Regional Office for Europe. download

Quigg, Z., Butler, N., Passmore, J., Yon, Y., & Nihlén, A. (2020). Factsheet - Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): health targets. Violence, health and sustainable development. Copenhagen: World Health Organization Regional Office for Europe. download

2016

Beckwith, A. & The HBSC Ireland Team. (2016). Exercise among schoolchildren in Ireland. HBSC Ireland Research Factsheet No. 4. download  

HBSC International Coordinating Centre. (2016). HBSC Network Information Factsheet. St Andrews: HBSC International Coordinating Centre, St Andrews. download

HBSC & WHO Regional Office for Europe. (2016). Adolescent dietary habits factsheetdownload

HBSC & WHO Regional Office for Europe. (2016). Adolescents' mental well-being factsheetdownload

HBSC & WHO Regional Office for Europe. (2016). Alcohol used in adolescents factsheet. download

HBSC & WHO Regional Office for Europe. (2016). Bullying and physical fights among adolescents factsheetdownload

HBSC & WHO Regional Office for Europe. (2016). Physical activity in adolescents factsheetdownload

HBSC & WHO Regional Office for Europe. (2016). Sexual health factsheetdownload

HBSC & WHO Regional Office for Europe. (2016). Tobacco use in adolescence factsheet. download

The HBSC Ireland Team. (2016). Dieting among schoolchildren in Ireland. HBSC Ireland Research Factsheet No. 3. download  

The HBSC Ireland Team. (2016). Drunkenness among schoolchildren in Ireland. HBSC Ireland Research Factsheet No. 2. download 

The HBSC Ireland Team. (2016). Sexual behaviour among schoolchildren in Ireland. HBSC Ireland Research Factsheet No. 5. download

The HBSC Ireland Team. (2016). Smoking among schoolchildren in Ireland. HBSC Ireland Research Factsheet No. 1. download 

2015

World Health Organization Regional Office for Europe. (2015). Factsheet on health-enhancing physical activity in the 28 European Union member states of the WHO European region. Copenhagen: World Health Organization Regional Office for Europe. download 

2014

Cosma, A. & Hancock, J. (2014). Bullying victimisation: Trends: 2002-2010. St Andrews: HBSC International Coordinating Centre, St Andrews.

Cosma, A., Teutsch, F., Walsh, S., & HBSC Violence & Injury Prevention Focus Group. (2014). Bullying and fighting. St Andrews: HBSC International Coordinating Centre, St Andrews. download

Hancock J., Inchley J., & HBSC Physical Activity Focus Group. (2014). Sedentary behaviour. St Andrews: HBSC International Coordinating Centre, St Andrews. download

HBSC International Coordinating Centre. (2014). World No-Tobacco day 2014: HBSC key findings factsheet. St Andrews: HBSC International Coordinating Centre, St Andrews.

2013

Clarke, N. & The HBSC Ireland Team. (2013). Active travel among schoolchildren in Ireland. HBSC Ireland Research Factsheet No. 22. download 

HBSC International Coordinating Centre. (2013). Tobacco: HBSC factsheet series. St Andrews: HBSC International Coordinating Centre, St Andrews. download

Kelly, C., Whitehead, R., Maes, L., & The HBSC Eating and Dieting Focus Group. (2013). Dietary habits. St Andrews: HBSC International Coordinating Centre, St Andrews. download

2012

Callaghan, M. & The HBSC Ireland Team. (2012). Bullying among schoolchildren in Ireland. HBSC Ireland Research Factsheet No. 8. download 

Callaghan, M. & The HBSC Ireland Team. (2012). Bullying others among schoolchildren in Ireland. HBSC Ireland Research Factsheet No. 9. download 

Callaghan, M. & The HBSC Ireland Team. (2012). Dieting among schoolchildren in Ireland. HBSC Ireland Research Factsheet No. 6. download 

Callaghan, M. & The HBSC Ireland Team. (2012). Exercise among schoolchildren in Ireland. HBSC Ireland Research Factsheet No. 17. download 

Callaghan, M. & The HBSC Ireland Team. (2012). Food poverty among schoolchildren in Ireland. HBSC Ireland Research Factsheet No. 13. download 

Callaghan, M. & The HBSC Ireland Team. (2012). Fruit consumption among schoolchildren in Ireland. HBSC Ireland Research Factsheet No. 18. download 

Callaghan, M. & The HBSC Ireland Team. (2012). Injuries among schoolchildren in Ireland. HBSC Ireland Research Factsheet No. 3. download 

Callaghan, M. & The HBSC Ireland Team. (2012). Vegetable consumption among schoolchildren in Ireland. HBSC Ireland Research Factsheet No. 19. download 

Clarke, N. & The HBSC Ireland Team. (2012). Electronic communication among schoolchildren in Ireland. HBSC Ireland Research Factsheet No. 20. download 

Clarke, N. & The HBSC Ireland Team. (2012). Emotional well-being among schoolchildren in Ireland. HBSC Ireland Research Factsheet No. 16. download 

Clarke, N. & The HBSC Ireland Team. (2012). Family structure among schoolchildren in Ireland. HBSC Ireland Research Factsheet No. 2. download 

Clarke, N. & The HBSC Ireland Team. (2012). Health perceptions among schoolchildren in Ireland. HBSC Ireland Research Factsheet No. 14. download 

Clarke, N. & The HBSC Ireland Team. (2012). Oral hygiene among schoolchildren in Ireland. HBSC Ireland Research Factsheet No. 7. download 

Clarke, N. & The HBSC Ireland Team. (2012). Relationship with fathers among schoolchildren in Ireland. HBSC Ireland Research Factsheet No. 11. download 

Clarke, N. & The HBSC Ireland Team. (2012). Relationship with mothers among schoolchildren in Ireland. HBSC Ireland Research Factsheet No. 12. download

HBSC International Coordinating Centre. (2012). Social determinants of health and well-being among young people: key findings from the Health Behaviour in School-aged Children (HBSC): International Report 2009/2010. Gender. St Andrews: HBSC International Coordinating Centre, St Andrews. download

HBSC Physical activity focus group. (2012). Physical activity: Key findings factsheet. St Andrews: HBSC International Coordinating Centre, St Andrews. download

HBSC Positive health focus group. (2012). Mental health: Key findings factsheet. St Andrews: HBSC International Coordinating Centre, St Andrews. download

HBSC Risk behaviours focus group. (2012). Alcohol: Key findings factsheet. St Andrews: HBSC International Coordinating Centre, St Andrews. download

HBSC Risk behaviours focus group. (2012). Tobacco: Key findings factsheet. St Andrews: HBSC International Coordinating Centre, St Andrews. download

HBSC Sexual health focus group. (2012). Sexual health: Key findings factsheet. St Andrews: HBSC International Coordinating Centre, St Andrews. download

John-Akinola, Y. & The HBSC Ireland Team. (2012). Classmate relationships among schoolchildren in Ireland. HBSC Ireland Research Factsheet No. 4. download 

John-Akinola, Y. & The HBSC Ireland Team. (2012). School perceptions among schoolchildren in Ireland. HBSC Ireland Research Factsheet No. 15. download  

Nic Gabhainn, N., Murphy, C., & The HBSC Ireland Team. (2012). Cannabis use among schoolchildren in Ireland. HBSC Ireland Research Factsheet No. 10. download 

Nic Gabhainn, N., Murphy, C., & The HBSC Ireland Team. (2012). Drunkenness among schoolchildren in Ireland. HBSC Ireland Research Factsheet No. 5. download 

Nic Gabhainn, N., Murphy, C., & The HBSC Ireland Team. (2012). Sexual behaviour among schoolchildren in Ireland. HBSC Ireland Research Factsheet No. 21.  download 

Nic Gabhainn, N., Murphy, C., & The HBSC Ireland Team. (2012). Smoking among schoolchildren in Ireland. HBSC Ireland Research Factsheet No. 1. download  

2009

Carroquino Saltó, M.J. (2009). Percentage of Physically active children and adolescents. Factsheet 2.4. Copenhagen: World Health Organization Regional Office for Europe. download

Carroquino Saltó, M.J. (2009). Prevelance of overweight and obesity in children and adolescents. Factsheet 2.3. Copenhagen: World Health Organization Regional Office for Europe. download

Doyle, P., Cunningham, K., & The HBSC Ireland Team. (2009). Fruit consumption among schoolchildren in Ireland. HBSC Ireland Research Factsheet No. 18. download - English  download - As Gaeilge 

Doyle, P., Cunningham, K., & The HBSC Ireland Team. (2009). Vegetable consumption among schoolchildren in Ireland. HBSC Ireland Research Factsheet No. 19. download - English  download - As Gaeilge 

Doyle, P., Gavin, A., & The HBSC Ireland Team. (2009). Bullying others among schoolchildren in Ireland. HBSC Ireland Research Factsheet No. 9. download - English  download - As Gaeilge 

Doyle, P., Gavin, A., & The HBSC Ireland Team. (2009). Cannabis use among schoolchildren in Ireland. HBSC Ireland Research Factsheet No. 10. download - English  download - As Gaeilge 

Doyle, P., Gavin, A., & The HBSC Ireland Team. (2009). Emotional well-being among schoolchildren in Ireland. HBSC Ireland Research Factsheet No. 16. download - English  download - As Gaeilge

Doyle, P., Gavin, A., & The HBSC Ireland Team. (2009). Exercise among schoolchildren in Ireland. HBSC Ireland Research Factsheet No. 17. download - English  download - As Gaeilge

Doyle, P., Gavin, A., & The HBSC Ireland Team. (2009). Food poverty among schoolchildren in Ireland. HBSC Ireland Research Factsheet No. 13. download - English  download - As Gaeilge

Doyle, P., Gavin, A., & The HBSC Ireland Team. (2009). Health perceptions among schoolchildren in Ireland. HBSC Ireland Research Factsheet No. 14. download -English  download - As Gaeilge  

Doyle, P., Gavin, A., & The HBSC Ireland Team. (2009). Relationship with fathers among schoolchildren in Ireland. HBSC Ireland Research Factsheet No. 11. download - English   download - As Gaeilge  

Doyle, P., Gavin, A., & The HBSC Ireland Team. (2009). Relationship with mothers among schoolchildren in Ireland. HBSC Ireland Research Factsheet No. 12. download - English   download - As Gaeilge  

Doyle, P., Gavin, A., & The HBSC Ireland Team. (2009). School perceptions among schoolchildren in Ireland. HBSC Ireland Research Factsheet No. 15. download - English    download - As Gaeilge   

Doyle, P. & The HBSC Ireland Team. (2009). Electronic communication among schoolchildren in Ireland. HBSC Ireland Research Factsheet No. 20. download - English  download - As Gaeilge  

2008

Gavin, A., Fitzpatrick, C., O'Higgins, S., & The HBSC Ireland Team. (2008). Dieting among schoolchildren in Ireland. HBSC Ireland Research Factsheet No. 6. download - English   download - As Gaeilge  

Gavin, A., O'Higgins, S., & The HBSC Ireland Team. (2008). Bullying among schoolchildren in Ireland. HBSC Ireland Research Factsheet No. 8. download - English   download - As Gaeilge  

Gavin, A., O'Higgins, S., & The HBSC Ireland Team. (2008). Classmate relationships among schoolchildren in Ireland. HBSC Ireland Research Factsheet No. 4. download - English   download - As Gaeilge  

Gavin, A., O'Higgins, S., & The HBSC Ireland Team. (2008). Drunkenness among schoolchildren in Ireland. HBSC Ireland Research Factsheet No. 5. download - English  download - As Gaeilge 

Gavin, A., O'Higgins, S., & The HBSC Ireland Team. (2008). Family structure among schoolchildren in Ireland. HBSC Ireland Research Factsheet No. 2. download - English   download - As Gaeilge 

Gavin, A., O'Higgins, S., & The HBSC Ireland Team. (2008). Injuries among schoolchildren in Ireland. HBSC Ireland Research Factsheet No. 3. download - English   download - As Gaeilge

Gavin, A., O'Higgins, S., & The HBSC Ireland Team. (2008). Oral hygiene among schoolchildren in Ireland. HBSC Ireland Research Factsheet No. 7. download - English  download - As Gaeilge 

Gavin, A., O'Higgins, S., & The HBSC Ireland Team. (2008). Smoking among schoolchildren in Ireland. HBSC Ireland Research Factsheet No. 1. download - English  download - As Gaeilge 

2007

Muszynska-Graca, M., & Dabkowska, B. (2007). Percentage of physically active children and adolescents. Fact sheet no. 2.4. Copenhagen: World Health Organization Regional Office for Europe. download

Carroquino Saltó, M.J. (2009). Prevelance of excess body weight and obesity in children and adolescents. Factsheet 2.3. Copenhagen: World Health Organization Regional Office for Europe. download

2006

Clerkin, P., Walsh, K., & Nic Gabhainn, S. (2006). Dieting among Irish schoolchildren. HBSC Ireland Research Factsheet No. 6. download - English  download - As Gaeilge  

Clerkin, P., Walsh, K., & Nic Gabhainn, S. (2006). Exercise among Irish schoolchildren. HBSC Ireland Research Factsheet No. 17. download - English  download - As Gaeilge 

Clerkin, P., Walsh, K., & Nic Gabhainn, S. (2006). Health perceptions among Irish schoolchildren. HBSC Ireland Research Factsheet No. 14. download - English  download - As Gaeilge 

Clerkin, P., Walsh, K., & Nic Gabhainn, S. (2006). Oral hygiene among Irish schoolchildren. HBSC Ireland Research Factsheet No. 7. download - English  download - As Gaeilge

Clerkin, P., Walsh, K., & Nic Gabhainn, S. (2006). School perceptions among Irish schoolchildren. HBSC Ireland Research Factsheet No. 15. download - English  download - As Gaeilge 

Molcho, M., Walsh, K., & Nic Gabhainn, S. (2006). Food poverty among Irish schoolchildren. HBSC Ireland Research Factsheet No. 13. download -English   download - As Gaeilge 

Walsh, K., Clerkin, P., & Nic Gabhainn, S. (2006). Bullying among Irish schoolchildren. HBSC Ireland Research Factsheet No. 8. download - English   download - As Gaeilge 

Walsh, K., Clerkin, P., & Nic Gabhainn, S. (2006). Bullying others among Irish schoolchildren. HBSC Ireland Research Factsheet No. 9. download - English  download - As Gaeilge  

Walsh, K., Clerkin, P., & Nic Gabhainn, S. (2006). Cannabis use among Irish schoolchildren. HBSC Ireland Research Factsheet No. 10. download - English  download -As Gaeilge 

Walsh, K., Clerkin, P., & Nic Gabhainn, S. (2006). Emotional well-being among Irish schoolchildren. HBSC Ireland Research Factsheet No. 16. download - English  download - As Gaeilge  

Walsh, K., Clerkin, P., & Nic Gabhainn, S. (2006). Relationship with fathers among Irish schoolchildren. HBSC Ireland Research Factsheet No. 11. download - English  download - As Gaeilge  

Walsh, K., Clerkin, P., & Nic Gabhainn, S. (2006). Relationship with mothers among Irish schoolchildren. HBSC Ireland Research Factsheet No. 12. download - English  download - As Gaeilge  

Walsh, K. & Nic Gabhainn, S. (2006). Drunkenness among Irish schoolchildren. HBSC Ireland Research Factsheet No. 5. download - English   download - As Gaeilge  

2005

Molcho, M. & Nic Gabhainn, S. (2005). Classmate relationships among Irish schoolchildren. HBSC Ireland Research Factsheet No. 4. download - English  download - As Gaeilge  

Molcho, M. & Nic Gabhainn, S. (2005). Family structure among Irish schoolchildren. HBSC Ireland Research Factsheet No. 2. download - English  download - As Gaeilge    

Molcho, M. & Nic Gabhainn, S. (2005). Injuries among Irish schoolchildren. HBSC Ireland Research Factsheet No. 3. download - English  download - As Gaeilge 

Molcho, M. & Nic Gabhainn, S. (2005). Smoking among Irish schoolchildren. HBSC Ireland Research Factsheet No. 1.  download - English  download - As Gaeilge