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Bangladesh Global Youth Tobacco Survey 2013


General Info
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
03/2013 - 06/2013
Data type
  • Cross-sectional
  • Facility (non-health)
  • Individual
  • Nationally representative

The Global Youth Tobacco Survey (GYTS) is nationally representative survey of students in grades 7-9 in public and private schools. The GYTS uses a consistent, standard protocol across all participating countries and is intended to generate comparable data. The questionnaire contained 60 multiple-choice questions, including 43 core questions and 17 optional questions. A total of 50 schools were engaged in the survey, including 25 from Dhaka and 25 from the rest of the country, with a total of 3,245 student participants. The survey covered topics such as tobacco use, knowledge about tobacco, quitting smoking, secondhand smoke, and tobacco advertisements and marketing.