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

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

Creator/Principal investigator(s):

Description:

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.

Creator/Principal investigator(s):

Identifiers:

SND-ID: EXT 0099

Purpose:

The purpose with Health Behaviour in School-aged children is partly to increase the knowledge of habits and conditions that are considered to be important for children's health, and partly to monitor progress over time and to make comparisons with other countries.

Description:

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.

Time period(s) investigated:

2009 — 2010

Geographic spread:

Geographic location: Sweden

Unit of analysis:

Population:

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

Time Method:

Sampling procedure:

Probability: Cluster

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

Data format / data structure:

Numeric

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

Time period(s) investigated:

2009-11 — 2009-12

Number of individuals/objects:

6880

Response rate/participation rate:

88%