About the study and the new report

The Health Behaviour in School-aged Children (HBSC) study, a WHO collaborative cross-national study, collects data on the health, well-being, social environments and health behaviours of 11-, 13- and 15-year-old boys and girls every four years. The latest report, covering 39 countries and regions across Europe and North America (1) and more than 60 topics, presents the world’s most comprehensive picture of young people’s health and well-being. It gives the results of the 2009/2010 survey, which covered more than 200 000 young people.

The report was written and produced by the HBSC research network, and published by WHO/Europe.


(1) The international report on the 2009/2010 HBSC survey gives results from the following countries and regions: Armenia, Austria, Belgium (Flemish), Belgium (French), Canada, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Denmark, England, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Greenland, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, the Russian Federation, Scotland, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Turkey, Ukraine, the United States of America and Wales.