Department of Research, Epidemiology and Informatics

Collection, Processing and Analysis of Child Health Related Data


  • Analysis of data collected in the frame of National Statistical Data Collection Program
    • Crude birth and death/mortality data
    • GP and paediatric GP reports
    • School-health reports
  • Follow of international data reporting duties and harmonisation of data collection
  • Data collection of given non-communicable diseases with scientific purposes
    • NIC (Neonatal Intensive Care) database
    • Support of child tumour and leukaemia data collection
  • Participation in international health monitoring and indicator development projects
    • TBC surveillance project
    • Child Injury Prevention project

Utilization of Data

  • Ad-hoc tasks (giving information)
    • For Ministry of Health
    • For Hungarian Academy of Paediatrics
    • For Chief Medical Officer’s Office
  • Editing the Child Health chapter of Public Health Report

Data collection development of health indicators and data analysis are focusing on the paediatric age groups in paediatric primary health care to help decision making and strategic planning for the health government.

Relevant demographic data (e.g. mortality, morbidity by age and gender) in the paediatric population; Analysis and publication of indicators for child health and care; Ongoing data collection by a self-developed database, analysis and publication of data of the Neonatal Intensive Care Units - important feedback for the improvement of neonatal care; Participation in the EU networks for NICC;

Health Behavior in School Aged Children (HBSC research); The Hungarian study group has been participating in this research for almost 30 years; Data collection is in every fourth year and reports published both nationally and internationally; Resilience –‘the art of adjustment study ’:separate satellite research combining HBSC survey items and other specific questions investigating the protective factors and positive life outcomes (good academic achievement, life satisfaction etc) despite challenging environment (e.g. foster care, children’s home); Besides data collection, interpretation of data and publishing a report, countrywide conferences and workshops were organized to disseminate research results, workshops were also held in order to facilitate exchange of experiences

„Health Behaviour in School Aged Children”: WHO Collaborative Survey (HBSC)

  • In Hungary for 11, 13, 15, 17-year-old students (5000-6000 participants/survey)
  • Monitoring: subjective health status, lifestyle
  • Analysis of predictive factors

Global Youth Tobacco Survey (GYTS, 2003) in collaboration with WHO/CDC/UNICEF

  • 103 countries, standard survey protocol (13-15-year olds)
  • National representative survey in Hungary (5000 participants)

„Drug and Deviance” Survey (2002)

  • Children living in foster care / average school children
  • 700 participants

Study of Objective vs. Subjective Health Status (2003-2004)

  • High school/ Vocational School Students
  • 1600 participants

National Growth Study led by ELTE University of Budapest Anthropology Faculty

  • Complex anthropological, psychological and socio-demographical survey of 3-18-year-old children
  • Data collection and analysis are in progress

Risk Behaviour of Children Living in State Adoptive Care (2004)

  • Children living in state adoptive homes
  • 1000 participants