2009-2010 Health Behavior in School-Aged Children Released

The National Addiction and HIV Data Archive Program (NAHDAP) is pleased to announce the release of the 2009-2010 Health Behavior in School-Aged Children (HBSC) study. This is the 5th wave of data collected in the HBSC series. The study is conducted every four years by the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development. The study is a part of a larger world-wide data collection effort of over 40 participating countries to investigate health-related attitudes and behaviors of youth between 5th and 10th grade. This data collection is the U.S. public use sample only.
There are two parts to this study. First, students are surveyed and asked questions about their health, friends, family, substance use, bullying, physical and mental health, recreational activities, and more. A survey is also given to a school administrator at each participating school. The administrator is asked questions about physical education, available school facilities, food offerings and policies, services provided, and health education course topics offered. The school administrator file may be appended to the student file for multi-level analysis.
Codebooks and questionnaires are available for both parts. And both parts are available for online analysis through ICPSR’s SDA system. The student file also has four different Quick Tables available allowing users to quickly cross-tabulate high value variables together and produces colorful charts.