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Egypt Global School-Based Student Health Survey 2011-2012


General Info
Egypt (EGY)
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
11/2011 - 02/2012
Data type
  • Cross-sectional
  • Individual
  • Interview
  • Nationally representative

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 Egypt, a two-stage cluster sample design was used to create a representative sample of students ages 11-16. The school response rate was 100%, while the student response rate was 85%, with a total of 2,568 students participating in the survey.
Publication year 
Suggested citation 
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Ministry of Health and Population (Egypt), World Health Organization (WHO). Egypt Global School-Based Student Health Survey 2011-2012. Geneva, Switzerland: World Health Organization (WHO), 2014.