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Latvia Global Youth Tobacco Survey 2019


General Info
Latvia (LVA)
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
01/2019 - 12/2019
Data type
  • Cross-sectional
  • Facility (non-health)
  • Individual

Designed as a standardized tool to collect data on tobacco use among youth in countries around the globe, the GYTS is a school-based survey of students ages 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. A total of 4,226 students completed the 2019 survey in Latvia.

Suggested citation 
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (Latvia), World Health Organization (WHO). Latvia Global Youth Tobacco Survey 2019. Atlanta, United States of America: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).