World Health Organization Collaborative Cross-National Study

The Health Behaviour in School-aged Children (HBSC) survey is a WHO collaborative cross-national study that monitors the health behaviours, health outcomes and social environments of school-aged children every four years. HBSC Ireland surveys school-going children aged 9-18 years. The study is conducted by the HBSC Ireland team, based at the Health Promotion Research Centre, University of Galway.

HBSC Ireland 2018 Mental Health Indicators During the Last Month

Children were asked ‘How much of the time, during the last month, have you… been a very nervous person?, felt so down in the dumps that nothing could cheers you up?, felt calm and peaceful?, felt downhearted and blue?, been a happy person?, felt stressed? The response options were:

  • All of the time
  • Most of the time
  • A good bit of the time
  • Some of the time
  • A little of the time
  • None of the time

In the visualisation below:

  • The tab ‘All Indicators’ compares the different indicators by selecting the frequency from the drop down list on the right.
  • Check or uncheck any items in the legend to filter/highlight the data
  • Hover over the chart to see a pop-up with further information
  • Clicking within the chart will also highlight data; use ctrl & click to highlight multiple data
  • Click the icons at the bottom of the visual to:~
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