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Suriname Global School-Based Student Health Survey 2016


General Info
Suriname (SUR)
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
01/2016 - 12/2016
Data type
  • Cross-sectional
  • Facility (non-health)
  • Individual

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.

The 2016 Suriname survey included students in Grades 1-3 using a two-stage cluster sample design; 2,126 students used a self-administered questionnaire with an 83% response rate.