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Ghana Global School-Based Student Health Survey 2008

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General Info
Geography 
Ghana (GHA)
Coverage type 
Country
Time period covered 
09/2008 - 10/2008
Data type
Survey:
  • Facility (non-health)
  • Individual
  • Interview
  • Nationally representative
Summary 

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, 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.

The 2008 Ghana GSHS used a two-stage cluster sample design to achieve a representative sample. It was administered to senior high school students in 75 schools selected from three sampling zones. A total of 7,137 students completed the survey.

Citation
Suggested citation 
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Middle Tennessee State University, World Health Organization (WHO). Ghana Global School-Based Student Health Survey 2008.