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Yemen Global School-Based Student Health Survey 2008


General Info
Yemen (YEM)
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
04/2008 - 05/2008
Data type
  • Cross-sectional
  • Individual
  • Interview

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.

In Yemen, a two-stage cluster sample design was used to create a representative sample of students grades 7-9. The school response rate was 100%, while the student response rate was 82%, with a total of 1,175 students participating in the survey.
Suggested citation 
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Ministry of Public Health and Population (Yemen), World Health Organization (WHO). Yemen Global School-Based Student Health Survey 2008. Geneva, Switzerland: World Health Organization (WHO).