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Sri Lanka Global School-Based Student Health Survey 2008


General Info
Sri Lanka (LKA)
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
05/2008 - 08/2008
Data type
  • Cross-sectional
  • 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 Sri Lanka, a two-stage cluster sample design was used to create a representative sample of students in grades 8 through 10. The school response rate was 100%, while the student response rate was 89%, with a total of 2,611 students participating in the survey.