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Bangladesh Global Youth Tobacco Survey 2013


General Info
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
03/2013 - 06/2013
Data type
  • Cross-sectional
  • Facility (non-health)
  • Individual
  • Nationally representative

The Global Youth Tobacco Survey (GYTS) is nationally representative survey of students in grades 7-9 in public and private schools. The GYTS uses a consistent, standard protocol across all participating countries and is intended to generate comparable data. The questionnaire contained 60 multiple-choice questions, including 43 core questions and 17 optional questions. A total of 50 schools were engaged in the survey, including 25 from Dhaka and 25 from the rest of the country, with a total of 3,245 student participants. The survey covered topics such as tobacco use, knowledge about tobacco, quitting smoking, secondhand smoke, and tobacco advertisements and marketing.

Suggested citation 
CDC Foundation, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), National Center for Control of Rheumatic Fever and Heart Disease (Bangladesh), RTI International, World Health Organization (WHO). Bangladesh Global Youth Tobacco Survey 2013. Atlanta, United States of America: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).