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United Arab Emirates Global School-Based Student Health Survey 2005


General Info
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
03/2005 - 04/2005
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, 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 United Arab Emirates, a two-stage cluster sample design was used to create a representative sample of students in public and private schools grades 7-10. The school response rate was 97%, while the student response rate was 91%, with a total of 15,790 students from 194 schools participating in the survey.