Health » Self-estimated health: Self-estimated health of school-age children by economic situation

Self-estimated health of school-age (11, 13, 15 y. o.) children.

Age groups are formed on the basis of forms 5, 7 and 9. The majority of students of these forms are 11...12, 13...14 or 15...16 years old. However, the research must also include the students who are repeating the year. As a prerequisite, 90% of the students must be of ±6 months the mean age of their age group, the remaining 10% must not be over the mean age of more than 12 months. The specification into age groups of 11, 13 and 15 years is in a way conditional because the cleaned files include also 12, 14 and 16 year old students in a certain amount.

Economic situation – the basis for assessment is a conventional point score that is calculated on the basis of value of the family’s property provided by the child himself/herself (number of cars, computers, joint family holiday trips; does the child have his/her own room at home). The values of the score range from 0 to 9. The economic situation is bad: score 0-3; medium: score 4-5; good: score 6-9.

Unit: percent

Disaggregated by: academic year, self-estimated health, economic situation

Note: 2005/2006 academic year data is weighted. 2009/2010 academic year data is unweighted, but is representative.

Source: National Institute of Health Development, Health Behaviour in School-aged Children (HBSC)

Self-estimated health
Academic year Economic situation Very good Good Acceptable Very bad
2005/2006 Good 37,4 51,6 10,5 0,5
2005/2006 Average 28,2 57,9 13 1
2005/2006 Poor 28,1 55,6 14,7 1,7
2009/2010 Good 33 56,4 10,1 0,5
2009/2010 Average 27,6 58 13,5 0,9
2009/2010 Poor 26 57,5 15,6 0,9
2013/2014 Good 36,9 53,7 8,4 1,1
2013/2014 Average 33,9 53,9 11,5 0,6
2013/2014 Poor 30 54,9 14,2 0,9