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Ghana Global Youth Tobacco Survey 2017


General Info
Ghana (GHA)
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
01/2017 - 12/2017
Data type
  • Cross-sectional
  • Facility (non-health)
  • Individual
  • Nationally representative

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.

The Ghana 2017 GYTS surveyed 5,664 students.

Suggested citation 
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Ghana Health Service, Ministry of Health (Ghana), World Health Organization (WHO). Ghana Global Youth Tobacco Survey 2017.