Global Tobacco Surveillance System Health Professions Student Survey

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This dataset includes information on demographics, the prevalence of cigarette smoking and other tobacco use (smoked and smokeless), knowledge and attitudes about tobacco use, exposure to second-hand smoke, desire for smoking cessation and training received regarding patient counseling on smoking cessation techniques.

Complexity

Numerous studies have illustrated that even brief and simple advice from health professionals can substantially increase smoking cessation rates.

In 2005, the World Health Organization (WHO), the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Canadian Public Health Association (CPHA) therefore developed the first survey that collected information on health profession students (e.g. medical, nursing, dental and pharmacy) cross-nationally using a consistent methodology. The data source for this dataset is Global Health Professions Student Survey (GHPSS). It uses a common methodology and core questionnaire to systematically monitor health professions students’ tobacco use and track trends over time in tobacco-related knowledge, attitudes, behaviors and environmental influences. This research is also about training the health professionals that how different methods can lead to reducing the tobacco use among people and their usefulness in the long run.

The findings of the survey are depicted in percentages. The common regional themes include:
1. Female health profession students have higher tobacco use than females in the general population
2. Female health profession students have higher tobacco use than male health profession students
3. Majority of health professions students recognize themselves as role models, but large proportion are current smokers
4. Large gap between those health profession students that believe they should receive formal training and those that actually do
5. Nursing and Dentistry students generally receive more formal training on tobacco than Medicine and Pharmacy

Date Created

2015-03-16

Last Modified

2016-12-14

Version

2016-12-14

Update Frequency

Irregular

Temporal Coverage

2005-2011

Spatial Coverage

N/A

Source

John Snow Labs; Centers for Disease Control and Prevention;

Source License URL

Source License Requirements

N/A

Source Citation

N/A

Keywords

Tobacco Use, Global Tobacco Surveillance System (GTSS), Health Profession Students, Smoking Cessation Techniques, GTSS, Health Professions Survey, Student Survey

Other Titles

WHO Status Report Over Smoking and Tobacco Control, Global Health Professions Student Survey (GHPSS), International Survey to Reduce Tobacco Epidemic

NameDescriptionTypeConstraints
YearIdentifies the year in which the data is collected ranging from year 2005-2011.daterequired : 1
WHO_RegionIndicates the geographical region of World Health Organization (WHO) member states. WHO Member States are grouped into 6 WHO regions: African Region, Region of the Americas, South-East Asia Region, European Region, Eastern Mediterranean Region, and Western Pacific Region.stringrequired : 1
CountryRepresents the target country from where the data is gathered.stringrequired : 1
Survey_SiteIndicates different survey sites within each country wherever applicable.stringrequired : 1
Training_TopicDepicts the training topic within Global Health Professions Student Survey (GHPSS).stringrequired : 1
Mpower_Measure_ReportThe name of WHO report published in 2008. In this report, a package of six tobacco policies proven to reduce the global tobacco epidemic have been given.string-
Tobacco_Use_IndicatorRepresents several tobacco use indicators used in GHPSS related to tobacco use.stringrequired : 1
Data_ValueThe actual value of the data collected.numberlevel : Ratio
Data_Value_FootnoteThe footnote against a particular data value.string-
Low_Confidence_LimitThe lower confidence limit of the confidence interval used.numberlevel : Ratio
High_Confidence_LimitThe higher confidence limit of the confidence interval used.numberlevel : Ratio
Sample_SizeRepresents the sample size used for gathering data.integerlevel : Ratio
Field_of_DisciplineThe study field of the health student (the respondent) from whom the relative data is collected.stringrequired : 1
GenderThe gender of the health student (the respondent).stringrequired : 1
LatitudeIdentifies the geographical location Latitude.numberrequired : 1
LongitudeIdentifies the geographical location Longitude.numberrequired : 1
Location_IDThe identity of the location from where the respondent belongs.integerrequired : 1 level : Nominal
Topic_IDThe three letter alphanumeric identity of the topic.stringrequired : 1
Mpower_IDThe three letter alphanumeric identity of Mpower.stringrequired : 1
Indicator_IDThe four letter alphanumeric identity of the indicators used in the study.stringrequired : 1
Stratification_ID1The three letter alphanumeric identity which also represents the first part of the stratification.stringrequired : 1
Stratification_ID2The alphanumeric identity which also represents the second part of the stratification.stringrequired : 1
YearWHO_RegionCountrySurvey_SiteTraining_TopicMpower_Measure_ReportTobacco_Use_IndicatorData_ValueData_Value_FootnoteLow_Confidence_LimitHigh_Confidence_LimitSample_SizeField_of_DisciplineGenderLatitudeLongitudeLocation_IDTopic_IDMpower_IDIndicator_IDStratification_ID1Stratification_ID2
2010European RegionItalyItaly - NationalCessationOfferPercentage of current smokers who reported they wanted to stop smoking now55.934MedicalMale41.8719412.56738389T01M02Q101D02G01
2010European RegionItalyItaly - NationalCessationOfferPercentage of current smokers who reported they wanted to stop smoking now6540MedicalFemale41.8719412.56738389T01M02Q101D02G02
2010European RegionItalyItaly - NationalCessationOfferPercentage of current smokers who reported they wanted to stop smoking now60.874MedicalTotal41.8719412.56738389T01M02Q101D02G9901
2008Region of the AmericasCubaCuba - HavanaCessationOfferPercentage of current smokers who reported they wanted to stop smoking now10011NursingMale21.521757-77.781167189T01M02Q101D03G01
2008African RegionNigerNiger - NationalCessationOfferPercentage of current smokers who reported they wanted to stop smoking now95.29197.538MedicalMale17.6077898.081666431T01M02Q101D02G01
2008African RegionKenyaKenya - NationalCessationOfferPercentage of current smokers who reported they wanted to stop smoking now5436.470.611MedicalMale-0.02355937.906193395T01M02Q101D02G01
2008Region of the AmericasCubaCuba - MatanzasCessationOfferPercentage of current smokers who reported they wanted to stop smoking now10017MedicalFemale21.521757-77.781167279T01M02Q101D02G02
2006European RegionSerbiaSerbia - NationalCessationOfferPercentage of current smokers who reported they wanted to stop smoking now5543.665.877NursingMale44.01652121.005859448T01M02Q101D03G01
2006European RegionSerbiaSerbia - NationalCessationOfferPercentage of current smokers who reported they wanted to stop smoking now4539.450.858MedicalMale44.01652121.005859448T01M02Q101D02G01
2010European RegionPolandPoland - NationalCessationOfferPercentage of current smokers who reported they wanted to stop smoking now81.86890.597MedicalMale51.91943819.145136442T01M02Q101D02G01