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Dominican Republic Global School-Based Student Health Survey 2016


General Info
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
01/2016 - 12/2016
Data type
  • Cross-sectional
  • Facility (non-health)
  • Individual
  • Nationally representative

The Global School-Based Health Survey (GSHS) was designed to provide accurate data on health behaviors and protective factors among students, including dietary behaviors, hygiene, physical activity, tobacco and drug 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. A nationally representative sample of 1,481 students were surveyed for the Dominican Republic GSHS.

Suggested citation 
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), World Health Organization (WHO). Dominican Republic Global School-Based Student Health Survey 2016.