Health Behaviour in School-Aged Children, Sweden 2005/06

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

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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 2005/06 is based on data from 11-, 13- and 15-year-olds, collected in November and December 2005. The survey was answered by 4,421 students in Sweden, representing a response rate of 85 percent.

Responsible department/unit:

Creator/Principal investigator(s):

Identifiers:

SND-ID: EXT 0161

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 2005/06 is based on data from 11-, 13- and 15-year-olds, collected in November and December 2005. The survey was answered by 4,421 students in Sweden, representing a response rate of 85 percent.

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 2005/06

Data format / data structure:

Numeric

Data collection:

Mode of collection: Self-administered questionnaire

Time period(s) for data collection: 2005-11 — 2005-12

Source of the data: Population group

Time period(s) investigated:

2005-11 — 2005-12

Number of individuals/objects:

4421

Response rate/participation rate:

85%