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Botswana Global School-Based Student Health Survey 2005


General Info
Botswana (BWA)
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
03/2005 - 05/2005
Data type
  • Cross-sectional
  • Individual
  • Interview

The Global School-Based Health Survey was designed to provide accurate data on health behaviors and protective factors among students, including dietary behaviors, hygiene, physical activity, drug and alcohol use, and violence and unintentional injury. It is often used to help countries develop priorities, establish programs, and advocate for resources for school health programs, policies, and youth health.

In Botswana, a two-stage cluster sample design was used to create a representative sample of students in Forms 1 through 3. The school response rate was 100%, while the student response rate was 95%, with a total of 2,197 students participating in the survey.
Suggested citation 
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Joint United Nations Program on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), Ministry of Health (Botswana), United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), World Health Organization (WHO). Botswana Global School-Based Student Health Survey 2005. Geneva, Switzerland: World Health Organization (WHO).