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 Type of Alcohol Consumption

Children were asked at present, how often they drank anything alcoholic and were asked to include event the times when they would only drink a small amount. The types of drink were beer (Guinness, lager), wine, spirits/liquor (e.g. vodka, whiskey, shots, brandy etc.), alcopops (e.g. Bacardi Breezer, Smirnoff Ice), cider (Bulmers, Scrumpy), and any other drinks that contains alcohol. The response options were:

  • Every day
  • Every week
  • Every month
  • Rarely
  • Never

The interactive data visual below will update based on the tab selected (at the top of the visual) and items selected in the legend on the right.

  • The tab ‘All Types’ compares the various types of alcohol by selecting the frequency from the drop down list on the right
  • Check or uncheck any items in the legends on the right 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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