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Ecuador - Guayaquil Global School-Based Student Health Survey 2007-2008


General Info
Ecuador (ECU)
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
07/2007 - 02/2008
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 Guayaquil, a two-stage cluster sample design was used to create a representative sample of students in grades 8, 9, 10, and freshmen. The school response rate was 96%, while the student response rate was 87%, with a total of 2,669 students participating in the survey.

Suggested citation 
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Joint United Nations Program on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), Ministry of Public Health (Ecuador), United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), World Health Organization (WHO). Ecuador - Guayaquil Global School-Based Student Health Survey 2007-2008. Geneva, Switzerland: World Health Organization (WHO).