Global Tobacco Surveillance System Youth Tobacco Survey

$179 / year

The Global Youth Tobacco Survey (GYTS) is a school-based survey that collects data on students aged 13–15 years using a standardized methodology for constructing the sample frame, selecting schools and classes, and processing data. The GYTS surveillance system is intended to enhance the capacity of countries to design, implement, and evaluate tobacco control and prevention programs.

Complexity

In 1998, the World Health Organization (WHO), the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Canadian Public Health Association (CPHA) began the development of the Global Tobacco Surveillance System (GTSS) with the Global Youth Tobacco Survey (GYTS). It is a school-based survey that is targeted towards youth aged 13-15 years old. Funding for the GYTS has been provided by the Canadian Public Health Association (CPHA), National Cancer Institute (NCI), United Nations Children Emergency Fund (UNICEF), and the World Health Organization (WHO) — Tobacco Free Initiative (TFI).

The data source for this dataset is GYTS which is composed of 56 “core” questions designed to gather data on the following seven domains. The questionnaire also allows countries to insert their own country-specific questions.

1. Knowledge and attitudes of young people towards cigarette smoking
2. Prevalence of cigarette smoking and other tobacco use among young people
3. Role of the media and advertising in young people’s use of cigarettes
4. Access to cigarettes
5. Tobacco-related school curriculum
6. Environmental tobacco smoke (ETS)
7. Cessation of cigarette smoking

The findings of the survey are depicted in percentages. The common regional themes include:
– Small gap in how much girls and boys use tobacco, and in the majority of countries, even more girls than boys use tobacco
– More girls than boys that never smoked were more likely to start within the next year
– Large number of youth that bought cigarettes in a store were not refused purchase because of age
– High percentage of youth exposed to tobacco smoke in public places and at home
– Large support among youth for banning smoking in public places
– Slightly more than half of students reported learning about the harmful effects of smoking in school
– Percentage of youth 13-15 years of age who tried their first cigarette before age 10

Date Created

2015-03-16

Last Modified

2016-12-14

Version

2016-12-14

Update Frequency

Irregular

Temporal Coverage

1999-2011

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), Youth Tobacco Survey, Smoking Cessation Techniques, GTSS, Student Survey, Tobacco Free Initiative (TFI)

Other Titles

WHO Status Report Over Smoking and Tobacco Control in Youth, Global Youth Tobacco Survey (GYTS), International Survey to Reduce Tobacco Epidemic in Youngsters

NameDescriptionTypeConstraints
YearIdentifies the year in which the data is collected ranging from year 1999-2011.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
Survey_TopicDepicts the topic of study within Global Youth Tobacco Survey (GYTS).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 GYTS 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
GenderThe gender of the health student (the respondent).stringrequired : 1
LatitudeIdentifies the geographical location Latitude.numberrequired : 1
LongitudeIdentifies the geographical location Longitude.numberrequired : 1
Survey_Site_AbbrThe five alphanumeric abbreviation used to depict the survey site of different countries included in the target sample.stringrequired : 1
Location_IDThe identity of the location from where the respondent belongs.integerrequired : 1
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_IDThe three letter alphanumeric identity which represents the stratification.stringrequired : 1
YearWHO RegionCountrySurvey SiteSurvey TopicMpower Measure ReportTobacco Use IndicatorData ValueData Value FootnoteLow Confidence LimitHigh Confidence LimitSample SizeGenderLatitudeLongitudeSurvey Site AbbrLocation IDTopic IDMpower IDIndicator IDStratification ID
2010Western Pacific RegionTongaTonga - NationalCessationOfferPercentage of current smokers who reported they wanted to stop smoking now78.858.590.890.0Girl-21.178986-175.198242tn100475T01M02Q08G04
2008African RegionGuineaGuinea - NationalCessationOfferPercentage of current smokers who reported they wanted to stop smoking nowInsufficient Sample Size.Girl9.945587-9.696645gv100378T01M02Q08G04
2003European RegionSlovakiaSlovakia - NationalCessationOfferPercentage of current smokers who reported they wanted to stop smoking now61.155.766.3334.0Boy48.66902619.699023999999998lo100408T01M02Q08G03
2003Eastern Mediterranean RegionYemenYemen - NationalCessationOfferPercentage of current smokers who reported they wanted to stop smoking now83.272.890.2195.0Boy15.55272699999999948.516388ym100505T01M02Q08G03
2002African RegionZambiaZambia - KafueCessationOfferPercentage of current smokers who reported they wanted to stop smoking nowInsufficient Sample Size.Total-13.13389727.849332za103217T01M02Q08G9901
2011European RegionLatviaLatvia - NationalCessationOfferPercentage of current smokers who reported they wanted to stop smoking now68.561.574.8253.0Boy56.87963524.603189lg100405T01M02Q08G03
2005Eastern Mediterranean RegionLebanonLebanon - NationalAccess/AvailabilityPercentage of current smokers who reported they usually got their cigarettes by purchasing them in a store22.516.230.3191.0Total33.85472100000000535.862285le100404T05M99Q09G9901
2005Eastern Mediterranean RegionLebanonLebanon - NationalAccess/AvailabilityPercentage of current smokers who reported they usually got their cigarettes by purchasing them in a store and that they were not refused purchase of cigarettes because of their age during the month preceding the surveyInsufficient Sample Size.Girl33.85472100000000535.862285le100404T05M99Q10G04
2005Eastern Mediterranean RegionLebanonLebanon - NationalAccess/AvailabilityPercentage of current smokers who reported they usually got their cigarettes by purchasing them in a store and that they were not refused purchase of cigarettes because of their age during the month preceding the survey88.772.096.041.0Total33.85472100000000535.862285le100404T05M99Q10G9901
2005Eastern Mediterranean RegionLebanonLebanon - NationalExposure to indirect pro-tobacco advertisingEnforcePercentage of students who reported having an object with a tobacco company logo on it24.020.228.2999.0Boy33.85472100000000535.862285le100404T07M04Q06G03