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Nicolas, C., Rouche, M., Dierckens, M., Kelly, C., Fismen, A.-S., Nardone, P., … Chatelan, A. (2023). Sixteen-year trends in fruit consumption and related socioeconomic inequalities among adolescents in Western European countries. European Journal of Nutrition. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00394-023-03199-5


Schmengler, H., Peeters, M., Stevens, G. W. J. M., Kunst, A. E., Delaruelle, K., Dierckens, M., … Vollebergh, W. A. M. (2022). Socioeconomic inequalities in adolescent health behaviours across 32 different countries : the role of country-level social mobility. SOCIAL SCIENCE & MEDICINE310. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.socscimed.2022.115289

Dierckens, M., Richter, M., Moor, I., Elgar, F. J., Clays, E., Deforche, B., & De Clercq, B. (2022). Trends in material and non-material inequalities in adolescent health and health behaviours : a 12-year study in 23 European countries. PREVENTIVE MEDICINE157. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ypmed.2022.107018


Bi, S., Stevens, G. W. J. M., Maes, M., Boer, M., Delaruelle, K., Eriksson, C., Brooks, F. M., Tesler, R., van der Schuur, W. A., & Finkenauer, C. (2021). Perceived Social Support from Different Sources and Adolescent Life Satisfaction Across 42 Countries/Regions: The Moderating Role of National-Level Generalized Trust. JOURNAL OF YOUTH AND ADOLESCENCE, 50(7), 1384–1409. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10964-021-01441-z

Rouche, M., Dierckens, M., Desbouys, L., Pedroni, C., Lebacq, T., Godin, I., … Castetbon, K. (2021). Twenty-four-year trends in family and regional disparities in fruit, vegetable and sugar-sweetened beverage consumption among adolescents in Belgium. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH AND PUBLIC HEALTH18(9). https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18094408

Delaruelle, K., D. Walsh, S., Dierckens, M., Deforche, B., Robert Kern, M., Currie, C., … Stevens, G. W. J. M. (2021). Mental health in adolescents with a migration background in 29 European countries : the buffering role of social capital. JOURNAL OF YOUTH AND ADOLESCENCE50(5), 855–871. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10964-021-01423-1

Vandendriessche, A., Dierckens, M., Delaruelle, K., & Deforche, B. (2021). How are adolescents sleeping? Conservative estimates of sleep duration underestimate the problem. JOURNAL OF ADOLESCENT HEALTH68(4), 830–830. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jadohealth.2020.12.137

Badura, P., Hamrik, Z., Dierckens, M., Gobiņa, I., Malinowska-Cieślik, M., Furstova, J., … Pickett, W. (2021). After the bell : adolescents’ organised leisure-time activities and well-being in the context of social and socioeconomic inequalities. JOURNAL OF EPIDEMIOLOGY AND COMMUNITY HEALTH75(7), 628–636. https://doi.org/10.1136/jech-2020-215319

Delaruelle, K., Dierckens, M., Vandendriessche, A., Deforche, B., & Poppe, L. (2021). Adolescents’ sleep quality in relation to peer, family and school factors : findings from the 2017/2018 HBSC study in Flanders. QUALITY OF LIFE RESEARCH30(1), 55–65. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11136-020-02614-2


Weinberg, D., Stevens, G. W. J. M., Currie, C., Delaruelle, K., Dierckens, M., Lenzi, M., … Finkenauer, C. (2020). Country-level meritocratic beliefs moderate the social gradient in adolescent mental health : a multilevel study in 30 European countries. JOURNAL OF ADOLESCENT HEALTH68(3), 548–557. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jadohealth.2020.06.031

Dierckens, M., Weinberg, D., Huang, Y., Elgar, F., Moor, I., Augustine, L., … Currie, C. (2020). National-level wealth inequality and socioeconomic inequality in adolescent mental well-being : a time series analysis of 17 countries. JOURNAL OF ADOLESCENT HEALTH66(6), S21–S28. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jadohealth.2020.03.009

Leal-Lopez, E., Moreno-Maldonado, C., Inchley, J., Deforche, B., Van Havere, T., Van Damme, J., … De Clercq, B. (2020). Association of alcohol control policies with adolescent alcohol consumption and with social inequality in adolescent alcohol consumption : a multilevel study in 33 countries and regions. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF DRUG POLICY84. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.drugpo.2020.102854


Rouche, M., De Clercq, B., Lebacq, T., Dierckens, M., Moreau, N., Desbouys, L., … Castetbon, K. (2019). Socioeconomic disparities in diet vary according to migration status among adolescents in Belgium. NUTRIENTS11(4). https://doi.org/10.3390/nu11040812

Vandendriessche, A., Ghekiere, A., Van Cauwenberg, J., De Clercq, B., Dhondt, K., DeSmet, A., … Deforche, B. (2019). Does sleep mediate the association between school pressure, physical activity, screen time, and psychological symptoms in early adolescents? : a 12-country study. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH AND PUBLIC HEALTH16(6). https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph16061072

Ghekiere, A., Van Cauwenberg, J., Vandendriessche, A., Inchley, J., Gaspar de Matos, M., Borraccino, A., … De Clercq, B. (2019). Trends in sleeping difficulties among European adolescents : are these associated with physical inactivity and excessive screen time? INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PUBLIC HEALTH64(4), 487–498. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00038-018-1188-1


De Decker, A., De Clercq, B., Verbeken, S., Wells, J., Braet, C., Michels, N., De Henauw, S., Sioen, I. (2017). Fat and lean tissue accretion in relation to reward motivation in children. Appetite, 108, 317-325.

Vladimir, H., Hamrik, Z., Bucksh, J. & De Clercq, B. (2017). The Family Affluence Scale as an indicator for socioeconomic status : validation on regional income differences in the Czech Republic. IJERPH. 14(12).


De Clercq, B., Abel, T., Moor, I., Elgar, F. J., Lievens, J., Sioen, I., Braeckman, L. & Deforche, B. (2016). Social inequality in adolescents’ healthy food intake: the interplay between economic, social and cultural capital. Eur J Public Health,  doi: 10.1093/eurpub/ckw236.

Buijs, T., Maes, L., Salonna, F., Van Damme, J., Hublet, A., Kebza, V., Costongs, C., Currie, C. & De Clercq, B. (2016). The role of community social capital in the relationship between socioeconomic status and adolescent life satisfaction: mediating or moderating? Evidence from Czech data. Int J Equity Health, 15: 203.

Van Damme, J., Hublet, A., De Clercq, B., McAlaney, J., Van Hal, G., Rosiers, J., Maes, L., Clays, E. (2016). Context matters: faculty norms on binge drinking relate to binge drinking behaviour in higher education. Addict Behav, 59, 89-94.


Elgar, F. J., Pfoertner, T. K., Moor, I., De Clercq, B., Stevens, G. W., & Currie, C. (2015). Socioeconomic inequalities in adolescent health 2002-2010: a time-series analysis of 34 countries participating in the Health Behaviour in School-aged Children study. Lancet, 385(9982), 2088-2095.

Hublet, A., Bendtsen, P., de Looze, M. E., Fotiou, A., Donnelly, P., Vilhjalmsson, R., Baska, T., et al. (2015). Trends in the co-occurrence of tobacco and cannabis use in 15-year-olds from 2002 to 2010 in 28 countries of Europe and North America. EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF PUBLIC HEALTH, 25(suppl. 2), 73–75.

Kuntsche, E., Wicki, M., Windlin, B., Roberts, C., Nic Gabhainn, S., van der Sluijs, W., Aasvee, K., et al. (2015). Drinking motives mediate cultural differences but not gender differences in adolescent alcohol use. JOURNAL OF ADOLESCENT HEALTH, 56(3), 323–329.

Pförtner, T.-K., De Clercq, B., Lenzi, M., Vieno, A., Rathman, K., Moor, I., Hublet, A., Molcho, M., Kunst, A.E. & Richter, M. “Does the association between different dimension of social capital and adolescent smoking vary by socioeconomic status? a pooled cross-national analysis.” Int J Public Health, 60(8), 901-910.

Pförtner, T.-K., Moor, I., Rathmann, K., Hublet, A., Molcho, M., Kunst, A. E., & Richter, M. (2015). The association between family affluence and smoking among 15-year-old adolescents in 33 European countries, Israel and Canada: the role of national wealth. ADDICTION, 110(1), 162–173.

Walsh, S. D., De Clercq, B., Molcho, M., Harel-Fisch, Y., Davison, C. M., Madsen, K. R., & Stevens, G. W. “The Relationship Between Immigrant School Composition, Classmate Support and Involvement in Physical Fighting and Bullying among Adolescent Immigrants and Non-immigrants in 11 Countries.” J Youth Adolesc, DOI:10.1007/s10964-015-0367-0.


Bendtsen, P., Damsgaard, M. T., Huckle, T., Casswell, S., Kuntsche, E., Arnold, P., de Looze, M. E., et al. (2014). Adolescent alcohol use: a reflection of national drinking patterns and policy? ADDICTION,109(11), 1857–1868.

De Clercq, B., Pfoertner, T.K., Elgar, F.J., Hublet, A., Maes, L. (2014). Social capital and adolescent smoking in schools and communities: A cross-classified multilevel analysis. Soc Sci Med, 119, 81-87.

DeSmet, A., Deforche, B., Hublet, A., Tanghe, A., Stremersch, E., & De Bourdeaudhuij, I. (2014). Traditional and cyberbullying victimization as correlates of psychosocial distress and barriers to a healthy lifestyle among severely obese adolescents: a matched case-control study on prevalence and results from a cross-sectional study. BMC PUBLIC HEALTH, 14.

Kuntsche, E., Nic Gabhainn, S., Roberts, C., Windlin, B., Vieno, A., Bendtsen, P., Hublet, A., et al. (2014). Drinking motives and links to alcohol use in 13 European countries. JOURNAL OF STUDIES ON ALCOHOL AND DRUGS, 75(3), 428–37.

ter Bogt, T., De Looze, M., Molcho, M., Godeau, E., Hublet, A., Kokkevi, A., Kuntsche, E., et al. (2014). Do societal wealth, family affluence and gender account for trends in adolescent cannabis use?: a 30 country cross-national study. ADDICTION, 109(2), 273–283.

Vervoort T, Logan DE, Goubert L, De Clercq B, Hublet A. (2014) “Severity of pediatric pain in relation to school-related functioning and teacher support: An epidemiological study among school-aged children and adolescents.” PAIN® 155.6: 1118-1127


de Looze, Margreet, ter Bogt, T., Hublet, A., Kuntsche, E., Richter, M., Zsiros, E., Godeau, E., et al. (2013). Trends in educational differences in adolescent daily smoking across Europe, 2002-10. EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF PUBLIC HEALTH, 23(5), 846–852.

Elgar, F. J., De Clercq, B., Schnohr, C., Bird, P., Pickett, K., Torsheim, T., et al. (2013). Absolute and relative family affluence and psychosomatic symptoms in adolescents. Soc Sci Med, 91, 25-31.

Schnohr, C., Makransky, G., Kreiner, S., Torsheim, T., Hofmann, F., De Clercq, B., et al. (2013). Item response drift in the Family Affluence Scale: a study on three consecutive surveys of the Health Behaviour in School-aged Children (HBSC) survey. Measurement, 49(9), 3119-3126.

Vyncke, V., De Clercq, B., Stevens, V., Ieven, A., Hrafn Jonsson, S., Darias Curvo, S., et al. (2013). Does neighborhood social capital make a difference for levelling the health gradient in children? A literature review. BMC Public Health, 13(65).


De Clercq, B., Vyncke, V., Hublet, A., Elgar, F. J., Ravens-Sieberer, U., Currie, C., et al. (2012). Social Capital and Social Inequality in Adolescents’ Health in 601 Flemish Communities: a Multilevel Analysis. Soc Sci Med, 74, 202-210.

de Looze, Margaretha, Pickett, W., Raaijmakers, Q., Kuntsche, E., Hublet, A., Nic Gabhainn, S., Bjarnason, T., et al. (2012). Early risk behaviors and adolescent injury in 25 European and North American countries: a cross-national consistent relationship. JOURNAL OF EARLY ADOLESCENCE, 32(1), 104–125.

ter Bogt, T. F., Gabhainn, S. N., Simons-Morton, B. G., Ferreira, M., Hublet, A., Godeau, E., Kuntsche, E., et al. (2012). Dance is the new metal: adolescent music preferences and substance use across Europe.SUBSTANCE USE & MISUSE, 47(2), 130–142.


Kuntsche, E., Kuntsche, S., Knibbe, R., Simons-Morton, B., Farhat, T., Hublet, A., Bendtsen, P., et al. (2011). Cultural and gender convergence in adolescent drunkenness: evidence from 23 European and North American countries. ARCHIVES OF PEDIATRICS & ADOLESCENT MEDICINE, 165(2), 152–158.


Verzeletti, C., Maes, L., Santinello, M., Baldassari, D., & Vereecken, C. (2010). Food-related family lifestyle associated with fruit and vegetable consumption among young adolescents in Belgium Flanders and the Veneto region of Italy. APPETITE, 54(2), 394–397.

Verzeletti, C., Maes, L., Santinello, M., & Vereecken, C. (2010). Soft drink consumption in adolescence: associations with food-related lifestyles and family rules in Belgium Flanders and the Veneto Region of Italy. EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF PUBLIC HEALTH, 20(3), 312–317.


Al Sabbah H, Vereecken C, Abdeen Z, Kelly C, Ojala K, Németh A, Ahluwalia N, Maes L. (2009) Weight control behaviors among overweight, normal weight and underweight adolescents in Palestine: Findings from the national study of Palestinian schoolchildren, (HBSC-WBG2004). Int J Eat Disord. 12.

Al Sabbah H, Vereecken CA, Elgar FJ, Nansel T, Aasvee K, Abdeen Z, Ojala K, Ahluwalia N, Maes L. (2009) Body weight dissatisfaction and communication with parents among adolescents in 24 countries: international cross-sectional survey. BMC Public Health. 6;9:52.

Haug E, Rasmussen M, Samdal O, Iannotti R, Kelly C, Borraccino A, Vereecken C, Melkevik O, Lazzeri G, Giacchi M, Ercan O, Due P, Ravens-Sieberer U, Currie C, Morgan A, Ahluwalia N; HBSC Obesity Writing Group. (2009) Overweight in school-aged children and its relationship with demographic and lifestyle factors: results from the WHO-Collaborative Health Behaviour in School-aged Children (HBSC) study. Int J Public Health;54 Suppl 2:167-79.

Hublet A, Schmid H, Clays E, Godeau E, Gabhainn SN, Joossens L, Maes L; the HBSC Research Network. (2009) Association between tobacco control policies and smoking behaviour among adolescents in 29 European countries. Addiction 6.

Richter M, Vereecken CA, Boyce W, Maes L, Gabhainn SN, Currie CE. (2009) Parental occupation, family affluence and adolescent health behaviour in 28 countries. Int J Public Health;54(4):203-12.

Richter M, Erhart M, Vereecken CA, Zambon A, Boyce W, Nic Gabhainn S (2009) The role of behavioural factors in explaining socio-economic differences in adolescent health: a multilevel study in 33 countries. Soc Sci Med; 69(3):396-403.

Simons-Morton BG, Farhat T, ter Bogt TF, Hublet A, Kuntsche E, Nic Gabhainn S, Godeau E, Kokkevi A; HBSC Risk Behaviour Focus Group. (2009) Gender specific trends in alcohol use: cross-cultural comparisons from 1998 to 2006 in 24 countries and regions. Int J Public Health;54 Suppl 2:199-208.

Vereecken C, Dupuy M, Rasmussen M, Kelly C, Nansel TR, Al Sabbah H, Baldassari D, Jordan MD, Maes L, Niclasen BV, Ahluwalia N; HBSC Eating & Dieting Focus Group.(2009) Breakfast consumption and its socio-demographic and lifestyle correlates in schoolchildren in 41 countries participating in the HBSC study. Int J Public Health ;54 Suppl 2:180-90.

Vereecken C, Maes L. (2009). Young children’s dietary habits and associations with the mothers’ nutritional knowledge and attitudes. Appetite. 12.

Zambon, A., Morgan, A., Vereecken, C., Colombini, S., Boyce, W., Mazur, J., Lemma, P., et al. (2010). The contribution of club participation to adolescent health: evidence from six countries.JOURNAL OF EPIDEMIOLOGY AND COMMUNITY HEALTH, 64(1), 89–95.


Vereecken CA, Rossi S, Giacchi MV, Maes L.(2008) Comparison of a short food-frequency questionnaire and derived indices with a seven-day diet record in Belgian and Italian children. Int J Public Health; 53(6):297-305.


Hublet, A., De Bacquer, D., Boyce, W., Godeau, E., Schmid, H., Vereecken, C, De Baets, F and Maes, L. Smoking in young people with asthma and frequent wheezing in six western countries. Journal of Public Health, 2007 (4): 343-9.

Al Sabbah, H., Vereecken, C., Kolsteren, P., Abdeen, Z., Maes, L. (2007) Food Habits and Physical Activity Patterns among Palestinian Adolescents: Findings from the National Study of Palestinian school children (HBSC-WBG2004). Public Health Nutrition. 10(7):739-746

Roberts, C, Currie, C, Samdal, O, Currie, D, Smith, R, Maes, L. Measuring the health and health behaviours of adolescents through cross-national survey research: recent developments in the Health Behaviour in School-aged Children study. Journal of Public Health, 2007, DOI10.1007/s10389-007-0100

Ojala K, Vereecken C, Välimaa R, Currie C, Villberg J, Tynjälä J, Kannas L. (2007) Attempts to lose weight among overweight and non-overweight adolescents: a cross-national survey. Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act;14;4:50.


Vereecken, C. & Maes, L. (2006) Comparison of a computer administered and paper and pencil administered questionnaire on health and lifestyle behaviors. Journal of Adolescent Health, 38(4):426-32

Vereecken, C., Todd, J., Roberts, C, Mulvihill, C, Maes, L. (2006) Television viewing behaviour and associations with food habits in different countries. Public Health Nutr. Apr;9(2):244-50

Maes L., Vereecken C., Vanobbergen J. , Honkala S. (2006) Tooth brushing and social characteristics of families in 32 countries. International Dental Journal 56, 159-167

Hublet A., Andersen A., Godeau E., Vereecken C., Valimaa R., Tynjala J., Boyce W., Maes L. (2006) Asthma and wheezing symptoms in young people in six Western countries. Revue d’épidemiolgie et de Santé Publique. Sep;54(4):305-12

Vereecken C., Maes L. (2006) Television viewing and food consumption in Flemish adolescents in Belgium. Sozial und Praeventiv Medicine. Nov; 51(5): 311-317


Vereecken, C., Bobelijn, K. & Maes, L. (2005). School food policy at primary and secondary schools in Belgium-Flanders: does it influence young people’s food habits? European Journal of Clinical Nutrition 59(2), 271-7

Vereecken, C., Van Damme W. & Maes, L.(2005). Measuring attitudes, self-efficacy and social and environmental influences of fruit and vegetable consumption of 11-12 year old children: reliability and validity. Journal of the American Dietetic Association, 105(2), 257-261

Vereecken, C., Inchley, J., Subramanian, S. V., Hublet, A. & Maes, L. (2005). The relative influence of individual and contextual socio-economic status on consumption of fruit and soft drinks among adolescents in Europe. European Journal of Public Health, 15(3):224-32.

Janssen, I., Katzmarzyk, P.T., Boyce,W.F., Vereecken, C., Mulvihill, C. Roberts, Currie, C. & Pickett, W. (2005) Comparison of overweight and obesity prevalences in school-aged youth from 34 countries and their relationships with physical activity and dietary patterns. Obesity Reviews, 6, 123-132

Vereecken, C. De Henauw S. & Maes, L. (2005) Adolescents’ food habits: results of the Health Behaviour in School-aged Children Survey. British Journal of Nutrition, 94(3):423-31


Vereecken, C., Maes, L. & De Bacquer, D. (2004). The influence of parental occupation and the pupils’ educational level on lifestyle behaviors among adolescents in Belgium. Journal of Adolescent Health, 34, 330-338

Hublet A., De Bacquer D., Vereecken C. & Maes L. (2004). Value of a shortened questionnaire in the description of asthma in 10-12 years old pupils. Pediatric Allergy and Immunology, 15, 247-252

Lissau ,I., Overpeck,M.D., Ruan,W.J., Due,P., Holstein,B.E., Hediger,M.L. & Vereecken, C (as member of obesity working group). (2004). Body Mass Index and Overweight in Adolescents in 13 European Countries, Israel, and the United States”, Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med.158, 27-33


Vereecken, C. & Vandegehuchte, A. (2003). Measurement of parental occupation: Agreement between parents and their children. Archives of Public Health, 61, 141-149.

Maes, L., Lievens, J. (2003). Can the school make a difference? A multilevel analysis of adolescent risk and health behaviour. Social Science and Medicine ,56: 517-529

Vereecken, C. & Maes, L. (2003). A Belgian study on the reliability and relative validity of the Health Behaviour in School-Aged Children food frequency questionnaire. Public Health Nutrition, 6(6), 581-588

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Vereecken, C. (2001). Paper pencil versus pc administered querying of a study on health behaviour in school-aged children, Archives of Public Health, 59, 43-61.

Navarro, F.J., Piette, D., Maes, L., Peeters, R., Prévost, M., Stevens, A.M., De Smet, P. (1996). La consommation de drogues illicites chez les jeunes de l’enseignement secondaire de Belgique : différences Nord-Sud. Rev Epidém et Santé Publ, 44, 395-406

Smet, B., Maes, L., De Clercq, L., Haryanti, K., Djati Winarno, R. (1999). The health behavior in school-aged children study in Semarang, Indonesia: methodological problems in cross-cultural research. Health Promotion International, 14, 7-16

Smet, B., Maes, L., De Clercq, L. Haryanti, K., Djati Winarno, R.(1999). Determinants of smoking behavior among adolescents in Semarang, Indonesia. Tobacco Control, 8, 186-191• Navarro, F.J., Piette, D., Maes, L., Peeters, R., Prévost, M., Stevens, A.M., De Smet, P. (1996). La consommation de drogues illicites chez les jeunes de l’enseignement secondaire de Belgique : différences Nord-Sud. Rev Epidém et Santé Publ, 44, 395-406