Global School-Based Student Health Survey (GSHS)
The GSHS is part of a global surveillance system designed to provide accurate data to periodically monitor the prevalence of important health risk behaviors and protective factors among students 13 to 15 years of age.
The GSHS is a relatively low-cost survey which uses a self-administered questionnaire to obtain data from a representative sample of students. Countries implementing the GSHS receive technical assistance from PAHO/WHO and the CDC.
Countries can add questions to the “core” GSHS questionnaire.
The key topics addressed by the survey are:
- Alcohol and other drugs use
- Dietary behaviors
- Mental health
- Physical activity
- Protective factors
- Respondent demographics
- Sexual behaviors that contribute to HIV infection, other STI, and unintended pregnancy
- Tobacco use
- Violence and unintentional injuries
GSHS Regional Implementation Map
|Antigua and Barbuda||Guyana|
|Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela||Martinique|
|British Virgin Islands||Netherland Antilles|
|Costa Rica||Puerto Rico|
|Cuba||Saint Kitts and Nevis|
|Dominican Republic||Saint Vincent and the Grenadines|
|El Salvador||Trinidad and Tobago|
|Field Office, El Paso TX, USA||Turks and Caicos|
|French Guiana||United States of America|