Luxembourg has participated in the HBSC study in the survey rounds: 2006, 2010, 2014, 2018 and 2022. The sampling has always been based on a random selection from the register of school classes. The target population of the study comprises 11-18 year-old pupils attending schools in Luxembourg that teach according to the national curriculum.
The study does not refer to pupils who are taught abroad; pupils at private and international schools; pupils of éducation différenciée (special needs) and pupils younger than 11 years or older than 18 years.
Adolescents were asked about their age, gender, nationality, school type and perceived wealth.
Adolescents were asked what was the month and the year that they were born, if they are a boy or a girl.
Adolescents were asked what was their class at school. In Luxembourg, the school type can be: primary school (Fondamental), Enseignement secondaire classique (ESC) or Enseignement secondaire général (ESG). The primary school lasts until the age of 12, but some pupils repeat classes so that some older pupils still attend primary school. After primary school, pupils attend either the ESC or the ESG. While the ESC mainly prepares pupils for university, the ESG is more geared towards later vocational training.
Perceived wealth refers to how adolescents perceived their social status. Adolescents were asked how well off they think their family is on a five-point scale. Answers categories ranged from 1 “not at all well-off” to 5 “very well off”. The answers 1 to 2 were combined to “not well off” and 4 to 5 were combined to “well off”. The neutral category in the middle was retained and labelled “average”.
The interactive visualization presented here includes 42 127 adolescents [n(2006)=8798; n(2010)=9516; n(2014)=7233; n(2018)=8687; n(2022)=7893].
The number of people in a certain group may vary according to the indicators examined due to differences in the number of non-responses to each question. In addition, some adolescents have more than one nationality therefore the sum of the corresponding prevalences exceeds 100%.