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Syria Global School-Based Student Health Survey 2010-2011


General Info
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
11/2010 - 01/2011
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, 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 Syria, a two-stage cluster sample design was used to create a representative sample of students grades 7-10. The school response rate was 100%, while the student response rate was 97%, with a total of 3,102 students participating in the survey.