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Oman Global School-Based Student Health Survey 2010


General Info
Oman (OMN)
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
03/2010 - 04/2010
Data type
  • Cross-sectional
  • Facility (non-health)
  • 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 Oman, a two-stage cluster sample design was used to create a representative sample of students grades 8-10. The school response rate was 94%, while the student response rate was 94%, with a total of 1,606 students from 46 schools participating in the survey.