The MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit (SPHSU), University of Glasgow have shared their latest news in their June 2023 bulletin.
This includes the launch of Health Behaviour in School-aged Children (HBSC) Scotland 2022 National Report at an event in Edinburgh.
The 2022 report can be downloaded from the link at the top of the Health behaviour in school-aged children (HBSC) Scotland study page, and the 2018 report can be accessed from the bottom of the page.
See the overview of findings here and the full 2022 report.
A range of measures and findings are described. This included the finding that less than a quarter (23%) of adolescents achieved 60 minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity (MVPA) a day.
However, data on active travel or the local area are not included in the 2022 report.
The full report and executive summary for the 2018 survey are also available. Selected findings from the 2018 survey include:
- Chapter 3 of the main report looks at Life in the Local Area and the role of the natural environment and greenspace as resources for health. Findings are shared on weekly use of local greenspace, and duration of use of local greenspace. Around two-thirds (67%) of adolescents used local greenspace at least once a week during the summertime.
- Less than half of adolescents in Scotland usually walk to school and very few pupils cycle. Active school travel was more common in primary school. Physical activity was higher among young people from higher affluence families with the exception of active travel to school.