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Global school-based student health survey (GSHS)

GSHS survey being implemented in China
GSHS survey being implemented in China

The Global school-based student health survey (GSHS) is collaborative surveillance project designed to help countries measure and assess the behavioural risk factors and protective factors in 10 key areas among young people aged 13 to 15. The GSHS is a relatively low-cost school-based survey which uses a self-administered questionnaire to obtain data on young people's health behaviour and protective factors related to the leading causes of morbidity and mortality among children and adults worldwide. To access information on the GSHS, to read about where the survey has been implemented, to review specific results from a country, etc, please click on the appropriate links below and right.

ABOUT GSHS

- Purpose and methodology
- Capacity building and training
- Policies and procedures
HIGHLIGHTS

- Implementation: current status
- Country Datasets
- Country Fact Sheets

Survey topics

The key topics addressed by the survey are:

  • Alcohol and other drug use
  • Dietary behaviours
  • Hygiene
  • Mental health
  • Physical activity
  • Protective factors
  • Respondent demographics
  • Sexual behaviours
  • Tobacco use
  • Violence and unintentional injury


The Global school-based student health survey (GSHS) is a project conducted in collaboration with the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


LATEST ADDITIONS TO THE SITE

Country datasets
for Botswana and the United Arab Emirates
More information


CONTACT US

WHO headquartes & country coordinators contact information


RELATED LINKS

List of links to websites of partner organizations


EVENTS

Training of survey coordinators and progamme planners