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The Adolescent Health and Lifestyle Survey (AHLS)

The Adolescent Health and Lifestyle Survey (AHLS) is a multidisciplinary research programme started in 1977. Surveys are conducted every second year for 12-18-year-olds. The research interests are health and health behaviours of adolescents, socioeconomic health differences as well as risk and protecting factors for health. The national monitoring system is delivering knowledge that is used for adolescent health promotion and evaluation of national health promotion programmes.

The topics of the surveys are use of tobacco and alcohol, tobacco dependency, perceived health and stress symptoms, physical activity, special diets, dental hygiene, information and communication technology, hormonal contraception, sleep and rest, violence, use of dietary supplements, obesity etc.

Tobacco and alcohol use, results from 1977–2013

Publications: NTTT Publications  

Research team: Principal investigator Professor Arja Rimpelä

University of Tampere: Pirjo Lindfors, Lasse Pere, Jaana Kinnunen, Heini Huhtinen, Susanna Lehtinen-Jacks, Heli Parviainen, Leena Koivusilta, Salma El-Amin, Tapio Nummi, Tiina Räsänen, Markus Mikkola, Riittakerttu Kaltiala-Heino, Elise Kosunen

University of Helsinki: Aki Rogel

University of Eastern Finland: Anna-Liisa Rauma

University of Jyväskylä: Lauri Laakso, Perttu Laakso, Risto Telama

National Institute for Welfare and Health: Susanna Raisamo, Hanna Ollila, Hanna Samposalo

The Finnish Foundation for Alcohol Studies: Tomi Lintonen

The National Research Institute of Legal Policy: Janne Kivivuori

Karolinska institutet: Ville Mattila

City of Tampere, Hatanpää hospital: Minna Ståhl

UKK Institute: Jari Parkkari

University of Kuwait: Eino Honkala, Sisko Honkala

University of Cape Coast: David Doku

University of Glasgow: Patrick West (emeritus)

Aberdeen University and King Saud Bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences: Ashraf El-Metwally

 
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