Chronic diseases and health promotion

Global school-based student health survey (GSHS)

GSHS survey being implemented in China
GSHS survey being implemented in China

The Global school-based student health survey (GSHS) is a collaborative surveillance project designed to help countries measure and assess the behavioural risk factors and protective factors in 10 key areas among young people aged 13 to 17 years. The GSHS is a relatively low-cost school-based survey which uses a self-administered questionnaire to obtain data on young people's health behaviour and protective factors related to the leading causes of morbidity and mortality among children and adults worldwide.

To access information on the GSHS, to read about where the survey has been implemented, or to review specific results from a country, please click on the appropriate links below and right.

Survey topics

The key topics addressed by the survey are:

  • Alcohol use
  • Dietary behaviours
  • Drug use
  • Hygiene
  • Mental health
  • Physical activity
  • Protective factors
  • Sexual behaviours
  • Tobacco use
  • Violence and unintentional injury

The Global school-based student health survey (GSHS) is a project conducted in collaboration with the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention