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India Global School-Based Student Health Survey 2007


General Info
Original or alternative title 
India (CBSE) Global School-Based Student Health Survey
India (IND)
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
05/2007 - 12/2007
Data type
  • Cross-sectional
  • Facility (non-health)
  • Individual
  • 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 India, 8,130 students in grades 8, 9, and 10 enrolled in schools from the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) participated in the survey. School response rate was 99%, with 85% student response rate and 83% overall response rate.