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Sierra Leone Global Youth Tobacco Survey 2017

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General Info
Geography 
Coverage type 
Country
Time period covered 
01/2017 - 12/2017
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.

The Sierra Leone 2017 GYTS surveyed 6,680 students.

Citation
Suggested citation 
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Ministry of Health and Sanitation (Sierra Leone), World Health Organization (WHO). Sierra Leone Global Youth Tobacco Survey 2017. Atlanta, United States of America: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).