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Chile - Valparaiso Global Youth Tobacco Survey 2008


General Info
Chile (CHL)
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
01/2008 - 12/2008
Data type
  • Cross-sectional
  • Facility (non-health)
  • Individual

Designed as standardized tool to collect data on tobacco use among youth in countries around the globe, the GYTS is a school-based survey of students aged 13-15 years. It provides a uniform methodology for constructing a sample frame, selecting schools and classes, preparing questionnaires, conducting fieldwork, and managing, processing, and analyzing data. Composed of 56 core questions, the GYTS questionnaire covers topics such as young people’s knowledge and attitudes about smoking, prevalence of tobacco use, the role of advertising and media in tobacco use, and access to cigarettes.

In the Chile Valparaiso 2008 GYTS, 1,447 students were surveyed.

Suggested citation 
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), World Health Organization (WHO). Chile - Valparaiso Global Youth Tobacco Survey 2008.