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WHO study examines teenage health in 28 countries

BMJ 2000; 320 doi: (Published 12 February 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;320:402
  1. James Ciment
  1. New York

    The World Health Organisation (WHO) last week released its fourth survey on the health and health related behaviour of young school students in Europe, the former Soviet Union, North America, and Israel.

    The health behaviour in school aged children (HBSC) study involved 120000 young people between the ages of 11 and 15 in 28countries and regions. It examined health related issues, including tobacco and alcohol use, medication patterns, exercise, eating habits, mental health, self image, peer relationships, and attitudes toward …

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