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Finland Global Youth Tobacco Survey 2012

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General Info
Geography 
Finland (FIN)
Coverage type 
Country
Time period covered 
01/2012 - 12/2012
Data type
Survey:
  • Cross-sectional
  • Facility (non-health)
  • Individual
  • Nationally representative
Summary 

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. For 2012, the response rate for Finland was 58.7%. A total of 5,031 students completed the survey of which 4,773 were aged 13-15.

Citation
Suggested citation 
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Ministry of Social Affairs and Health (Finland), National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL) (Finland), World Health Organization (WHO). Finland Global Youth Tobacco Survey 2012. Atlanta, United States of America: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).