Health Behaviour in School-Aged Children, Sweden 2009/10

SND-ID: EXT 0099

This study is part of the collection Health Behaviour in School-Aged Children, Sweden

Description Data and documentation

Creator/Principal investigator(s)

Public Health Agency of Sweden


The survey Schoolchildren's Health Habits is a part of the international research project Health Behaviour in School-aged Children, created on the initiative of the World Health Organization. Sweden participated in the survey since 1985/86.

The study includes a random sample of 11 -, 13 - and 15-year-olds in each country. The survey covers questions about health, lifestyle, the environment at school and at home. The results are used to monitor the children's and young people's health over time and to identify areas requiring action to promote child and adolescent health. School children's health habits is a basis in the follow-up work in the public health policy goal area three, children and young people's living conditions.

The study that was conducted in 2009/10 is based on data from 11-, 13- and 15-year-olds, collected in November and December 2009. The survey was answered by nearly 7000 students in Sweden, representing a response rate of 88 percent.


The purpose with Health Behaviour in School-aged children is partly to increase the knowledge of habits and conditions that are

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Research principal, contributors, and funding

Research principal

Public Health Agency of Sweden

Responsible department/unit

Public Health Agency of Sweden
Protection and ethical review

Data contains personal data



Unit of analysis


School children aged 11,13 and 15 years residing in Sweden.

Time Method

Sampling procedure

Probability: Cluster

Time period(s) investigated


Geographic coverage

Geographic spread

Geographic location: Sweden


Access to data via

Health Behaviour in School-Aged Children, Sweden 2009/10

Data format / data structure


Creator/Principal investigator(s)

Public Health Agency of Sweden

Time period(s) investigated


Data collection

  • Mode of collection: Self-administered questionnaire: paper
  • Time period(s) for data collection: 2009-11–2009-12
  • Sample size: 7818
  • Non response size: 938
  • Source of the data: Population group

Number of individuals/objects


Response rate/participation rate


Published: 2014-09-18
Last updated: 2017-06-22