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 Sun Protection

Children were asked about measures taken to protect themselves from the sun. The question asked ‘If you go outside on a sunny day, do you…’ with the measures being ‘Use a hat?’, ‘Wear sunglasses’, ‘Wear clothes that cover the arms and legs?’, ‘Avoid the sun between 12 and 3pm’, ‘Use sunscreen’. The response options were:

  • Always
  • Sometimes
  • Never

In the visualisation below:

    • The tab ‘All Protection’ compares the sun protection methods by selecting a response from the drop down list on the right.
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