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Research project The project examines how different aspects of young people's living habits correlates with their health. The aim is to study how young people's health relates to norm compliance, parental relationships and differences between girls and boys.
The project studies the differences between those who report good health and those who do not. How do relationships with parents, sex, age and the school you go to matter? Also, a sub-study investigates how the survey results are used in local schools. The project analyzes data from the Leva Surveys (young people's living habits) that were conducted among all students in grades 7, 8 and 9 of the City of Umeå and its surrounding municipalities (2005, 2007 and 2009). About 5000 students participated in the survey each year (85% responded in 2005). The questionnaire consists of 124 questions on social background, friends and family, health, life in school, tobacco, alcohol and drug use, crime/safety, recreation and future.
FAS, 2008-2009: SEK 1,200,000