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The Bergen Child Study

The Bergen Child Study

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The Bergen Child study (BCS) is a longitudinal cohort study that started in 2002 with the aim to follow children born in Bergen 1993 – 95 from early school age to end of high school.

2022: E-brochure with summary of the findings from The Bergen Child study / youth@hordaland

In the study we asked children, their parents/legal guardians and their teachers to answer questionnaires. The study consists of four waves of data collection. The first three waves were at ages 8-10, 11-13 and 14-16 years. The final data collection wave was renamed "youth@hordaland", and was carried out in spring 2012, when the participants were 16 -18 years of age.

Information for those who have participated in the study

For the participants who agreed to register linking, youth@hordaland is linked to the Norwegian Adoption Register, the Norwegian Patient Register and the National Education Database.

The Regional Centre for Child and Youth Mental Health and Child Welfare (RKBU West), NORCE is responsible for the study, and it is approved by the Regional Committee for Medical Research Ethics, West-Norway, and the Data Protection Services.


The aim of the study is to gain knowledge that can contribute to better mental health care for children and adolescents. Other domains such as school functioning, family situation and social life are also included in the study.

Do you have questions about the project? Contact bib@norceresearch.no


Informasjon om personvern til deg som har deltatt i studien


Tormod Bøe

Research Professor - Bergen

+47 56 10 72 20

Project facts


The Bergen Child Study




01.01.01 - 31.12.33





Project members

Mari Hysing
Oda Marie Heimli
Line Remme Solberg
Annika Skandsen
Børge Sivertsen
Tormod Bøe
Liv Sand
Kristin Gärtner Askeland
Ove Heradstveit
Ole Andreas Hovda
Astri Johansen Lundervold
Sondre Aasen Nilsen
Kjell Morten Stormark


Universitetet i Bergen

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