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Jordan UNRWA Global Youth Tobacco Survey 2008


General Info
Jordan (JOR)
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
01/2008 - 12/2008
Data type
  • Cross-sectional
  • Facility (non-health)
  • Individual

Designed as standardized tool to collect data on tobacco use among youth in countries around the globe, the GYTS is a school-based survey of students aged 13-15 years. It provides a uniform methodology for constructing a sample frame, selecting schools and classes, preparing questionnaires, conducting fieldwork, and managing, processing, and analyzing data. Composed of 56 core questions, the GYTS questionnaire covers topics such as young people’s knowledge and attitudes about smoking, prevalence of tobacco use, the role of advertising and media in tobacco use, and access to cigarettes.

The UNRWA zone covers 13 refugee camps with over 2 million registered refugees living in different governorates of Jordan. For the Jordan UNWRA GYTS, students in grades 7 through 9 were surveyed. A total of 1,668 participated, with an overall response rate of 82.4%.