Young People's Health in Context. Health Behaviour in School-aged Children
International Report from the 2001/2002 Survey
EURO Nonserial Publication
Currie, C., Roberts, C., Morgan, A., Smith, R., Settertobulte, W., Samdal, O., Barnekow Rasmussen,
WHO Regional Office for Europe
ISBN-13    9789289013727 ISBN-10    9289013729
Order Number    13400050
Price    CHF    60.00 / US$    72.00 Developing countries:    CHF    30.00
English     2004        250   pages
Summary
The Health Behaviour in School-aged Children (HBSC) study provides unique insight into the health and behaviour of young people. The report on the 2001/2002 survey gives information about a much-neglected segment of society, but one that has the greatest potential to benefit from policies and health initiatives based on sound research and information. This HBSC international report is relevant to all people working for and with this age group, be they policy-makers, planners, educators, teachers, parents, care givers and of course, young people themselves. The survey was carried out over a wide geographical area - 35 countries and regions in the WHO European Region and North America - and covers the physical, emotional and psychological aspects of health, and the influences of the family, schools and peers. The quality and value of the information offered are high, so this international report should reach all key people who have an interest in or are responsible for promoting young people's health.