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United States Health Behavior in School-Aged Children Survey 2005-2006


General Info
Original or alternative title 
Health Behaviour in School-aged Children: WHO Collaborative Cross-National Survey (HBSC) 2005/2006
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
10/2005 - 05/2006
Series or system 
Health Behaviour in School-Aged Children (HBSC)
Data type
  • Cross-sectional
  • Facility (non-health)
  • Individual
  • Nationally representative

The Health Behavior in School-Aged Children (HBSC) 2005-2006 surveys collected health and social information from 11-, 13-, and 15-year old students in 41 countries and regions across Europe and North America. The self-completed questionnaire collected information on students' health status, health behaviors, physical activity, sexual behavior, and substance use. The use of a standardized questionnaire allows for data analysis at the national level as well as comparison of data across countries.

The total sample size for the survey was 205,938 students. The sample size for the United States was 3,892 students.