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Food poverty and health among school children in Ireland: Findings from the Health Behaviour in school- aged children (HBSC) study

Molcho, Michal; Nic Gabhainn, Saoirse; Kelly, Collette; Friel, Sharon; Kelleher, Cecily


Objectives: To investigate the relationships between food poverty and food consumption, health and life satisfaction among schoolchildren. Design: Analysis of the 2002 Health Behaviour in School-aged Children (HBSC) study, a cross-sectional survey that employs a self-completion questionnaire in a nationally representative random sample of school classrooms in the Republic of Ireland. Subjects: A total of 8424 schoolchildren (aged 10-17 years) from 176 schools, with an 83% response rate from...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2007
Type: Journal article
Source: Public Health Nutrition
DOI: 10.1017/S1368980007226072


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