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Sri Lanka Global Youth Tobacco Survey 2015


General Info
Sri Lanka (LKA)
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
10/2015 - 11/2015
Data type
  • Cross-sectional
  • Facility (non-health)
  • Individual
  • Nationally representative

The Global Youth Tobacco Survey (GYTS) is nationally representative survey of students in grades 8-10. The GYTS uses a consistent, standard protocol across all participating countries and is intended to generate comparable data. The questionnaire contained 66 multiple-choice questions. The survey included 30 schools, 65 classes, and 1,505 student participants, of which 1,416 students were between the ages of 13-15 years. The survey covered topics such as demographic information, tobacco use, smoking habits, knowledge about tobacco, smokeless tobacco products, secondhand smoke, quitting smoking, and tobacco advertisements and marketing. 

Suggested citation 
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Ministry of Education (Sri Lanka), Ministry of Health, Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine (Sri Lanka), National Authority on Tobacco and Alcohol (Sri Lanka), World Health Organization Regional Office for South-East Asia (SEARO). Sri Lanka Global Youth Tobacco Survey 2015. Atlanta, United States of America: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).