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Argentina Global School-Based Student Health Survey 2007


General Info
Original or alternative title 
Encuesta Mundial de Salud Escolar
Argentina (ARG)
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
11/2007 - 12/2007
Data type
  • Cross-sectional
  • Facility (non-health)
  • Individual
  • Interview
  • Nationally 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 sexual behaviors. It is often used to help countries develop priorities, establish programs and advocate for resources for school health programs, policies and youth health.

In Argentina, 1,980 questionnaires were distributed to 47 schools. The school response rate was 94%, the student response rate was 82%, and the total response rate was 77%.