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Uganda Global School-Based Student Health Survey 2003


General Info
Uganda (UGA)
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
07/2003 - 10/2003
Data type
  • Facility (non-health)
  • Individual
  • Nationally representative
  • Urban-rural representative

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, drug and alcohol 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 2003 Uganda survey included students in standards 1, 2, and 3 using a two-stage cluster sample design; a total of 3,215 students answered a self-administered questionnaire with a 76% response rate.

Suggested citation 
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Joint United Nations Program on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), Ministry of Education and Sports (Uganda), Ministry of Health (Uganda), United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), World Health Organization (WHO). Uganda Global School-Based Student Health Survey 2003 . Geneva, Switzerland: World Health Organization (WHO).