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NUI Galway. Centre for Health Promotion Studies. Kelleher, Cecily and Nic Gabhainn, Saoirse and Friel, Sharon and Corrigan, Helen and Nolan, Gerladine and Sixsmith, Jane and Walshe, Orla and Cooke, Mary (2003) The national health and lifestyle surveys: Survey of Lifestyle, Attitude and Nutrition (SLAN) & the Irish Health Behaviour in School-Aged Children Survey (HBSC). Galway, Dublin, Dublin: National University of Ireland, Centre for Health Promotion Studies, Health Promotion Unit, Department of Health and Children, University College Dublin. Department of Public Health Medicine and Epidemiology.

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Two baseline surveys of health related behaviours among adults and school-going young people were carried out across the Republic of Ireland in 1998 and again in 2002. The main aims of these surveys are to produce reliable data of a representative cross-section of the Irish population in order to inform the Department of Health and Children's policy and programme planning and to maintain a survey protocol which will enable lifestyle factors to be re-measured so that trends can be identified and changes monitored to assist national and regional setting of priorities in health promotion activities. This report focuses on these two cross-sectional studies, SLÁN (Survey of Lifestyles, Attitudes and Nutrition), adults aged 18+ years and HBSC (Health Behaviour in School-aged Children), school-going children aged 10-17 years.

In keeping with the health and lifestyle surveillance system of many European countries a number of related factors were measured in both surveys. These include general health, smoking, use of alcohol and other substances, food and nutrition, exercise and accidents. These are interpreted in this report according to the Health Promotion Strategy document recommendations. Socio-demographic variations are reported.


Date:2003
Call No:GA2, RD2.10, VH4.2
Pages:68 p.
Publisher:National University of Ireland, Centre for Health Promotion Studies, Health Promotion Unit, Department of Health and Children, University College Dublin. Department of Public Health Medicine and Epidemiology.
Corporate Creators:NUI Galway. Centre for Health Promotion Studies
Place of Publication:Galway, Dublin, Dublin
Keywords:alcohol abuse, AOD use, good health, health and disease, Ireland, lifestyle, lifestyle assessment, national survey, nutrition, state of health
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Accession Number:HRB 1560 (Available), HRB 1561 (Available), HRB 1601 (Available)
Subjects:N Communication, information and education > Educational environment (school / college) > Student behaviour and participation
T Demographic characteristics > Adolescent / youth (teenager / young person)
R Research > Type of research study > Empirical study > Survey
VA Geographic area > Europe > Ireland
T Demographic characteristics > Student (secondary level)
T Demographic characteristics > Student (primary level)
L Social psychology and related concepts > Lifestyle
F Concepts in psychology > Attitude and behaviour

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