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HBSC Ireland Team. Callaghan, Mary (2010) Food poverty among schoolchildren in Ireland. HBSC Ireland Research Factsheet No. 13. Dublin: HBSC Ireland.

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HBSC Ireland 2010 has found that 20.9% of schoolchildren in Ireland report going to school or bed hungry because there is not enough food at home. This figure represents a slight increase from 16.6% in 2006. More boys (22.4%) report that they go to school or bed hungry than girls (19.3%). More children in the 10-11 year old age group report going to school or bed hungry at 26.8%, which is an increase from 18.3% in 2006. Children who report going to school or bed hungry are less likely to report excellent health and feeling very happy about their lives. They are more likely to report having been drunk, current smoking, being injured, frequent emotional and physical symptoms and to have bullied others. Food poverty in this factsheet refers to children who report going to school or bed hungry because there is not enough food at home. World Health Organisation.


Item Type:FactSheet
Date:2010
Publisher:HBSC Ireland
Corporate Creators:HBSC Ireland Team
Place of Publication:Dublin
EndNote:View
Accession Number:HRB (Electronic Only)
Subjects:G Health and disease > State of health > Mental health
A Substance use, abuse, and dependence > Substance related societal (social) problems > Underage drinking
N Communication, information and education > Education and training > Educational institution > School
T Demographic characteristics > Underage drinker
VA Geographic area > Europe > Ireland
G Health and disease > State of health > Physical health
B Substances > Drugs and alcohol in general
T Demographic characteristics > Student (secondary level)
A Substance use, abuse, and dependence > Prevalence > Substance use behaviour > Alcohol consumption
B Substances > Tobacco (cigarette smoking)

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