Wakefield District Public Health team have been using the Health Related Behaviour Survey every two years since 2009 as a way of collecting robust information about young people’s health and lifestyles.
The content of the survey has been widely consulted upon and tailored for Wakefield District’s needs. Three separate versions of the survey have been used with age appropriate questions as standard. Teachers were briefed on how to collect the most reliable data by Schools Health Education Unit staff. Surveys were completed either online or on paper.
In 2013, Year 5 primary age and Year 9 secondary age pupils completed the surveys. A total of 3416 pupils took part in 37 primary, 15 secondary and special schools. 2619 pupils from 8 Further Education (FE) institutions also took part for which a separate FE report is available.
Where possible, responses have been cross-analysed and presented to highlight similarities and differences in behaviours between groups. Furthermore, some of the primary and secondary questions are identical or very similar allowing for comparison across the age range.
The Area, District and focus reports can be found to the left of this page.