DASH - Global School-based Student Health Survey (GSHS)

chronicdata.cdc.gov | Last Updated 9 Jul 2018

2003-2015. Global School dataset. The Global School-based Student Health Survey (GSHS) was developed by the World Health Organization (WHO) in collaboration with the United Nations' UNICEF, UNESCO, and UNAIDS; and with technical assistance from CDC. The GSHS is a school-based survey conducted primarily among students aged 13-17 years in countries around the world. It uses core questionnaire modules that address the leading causes of morbidity and mortality among children and adults worldwide: 1) Alcohol use, 2) dietary behaviors, 3) drug use, 4) hygiene, 5) mental health, 6) physical activity, 7) protective factors, 8) sexual behaviors that contribute to HIV infection, other sexually-transmitted infections, and unintended pregnancy, 9) tobacco use, and 10) violence and unintentional injury. This dataset contains global data from 2003 – 2015. Additional information about the GSHS can be found at https://www.cdc.gov/gshs/index.htm.

Tags: youth online, gshs, risk behavior, student health, global, survey

This dataset has the following 34 columns:

Column NameAPI Column NameData TypeDescriptionSample Values
YearyearnumberYear of survey completion
LocationAbbrlocationabbrtextLocation abbreviation
LocationDesclocationdesctextLocation description
DataSourcedatasourcetextAbbreviation of data source
TopictopictextTopic (Physical activity, alcohol/drug use, etc.)
SubtopicsubtopictextSubtopic (dependent on the topic)
ShortQuestionTextshortquestiontexttextShortened text of full question
Greater_Risk_Questiongreater_risk_questiontextGreater risk version of the question
DescriptiondescriptiontextAdditional details regarding the question
Data_Value_Symboldata_value_symboltextDescription of data (e.g.%, $, etc.)
Data_Value_Typedata_value_typetextType of data (percentage, count, dollar, etc.)
Greater_Risk_Data_Valuegreater_risk_data_valuenumberNumerical data value pertaining to the greater risk question
Greater_Risk_Data_Value_Footnote_Symbolgreater_risk_data_value_footnote_symboltextSymbol that would be used to flag footnotes for the greater risk question data value
Greater_Risk_Data_Value_Footnotegreater_risk_data_value_footnotetextFootnotes for the greater risk question data value
Greater_Risk_Low_Confidence_Limitgreater_risk_low_confidence_limitnumberLow confidence interval limit for the greater risk data value
Greater_Risk_High_Confidence_Limitgreater_risk_high_confidence_limitnumberHigh confidence interval limit for the greater risk data value
Lesser_Risk_Questionlesser_risk_questiontextLesser risk version of the question
Lesser_Risk_Data_Valuelesser_risk_data_valuenumberNumerical data value pertaining to the lower risk question
Lesser_Risk_Data_Value_Footnote_Symbollesser_risk_data_value_footnote_symboltextSymbol that would be used to flag footnotes for the lower risk question data value
Lesser_Risk_Data_Value_Footnotelesser_risk_data_value_footnotetextFootnotes for the lower risk question data value
Lesser_Risk_High_Confidence_Limitlesser_risk_high_confidence_limitnumberHigh confidence interval limit for the lower risk data value
Lesser_Risk_Low_Confidence_Limitlesser_risk_low_confidence_limitnumberLow confidence interval limit for the lower risk data value
Sample_Sizesample_sizenumberSample size for question
SexsextextGender of respondent
AgeagetextAge of respondent
GeoLocationgeolocationlocationLatitude & Longitude to be provided for formatting GeoLocation or Geocode in the format (latitude, longitude)
TopicIDtopicidtextLookup identifier value for Topic; can be used for filtering the dataset
SubtopicIDsubtopicidtextLookup identifier for subtopic; can be used for filtering purposes
QuestionCodequestioncodetextLookup identifier value for Question; can be used for filtering purposes
LocationIdlocationidtextLookup identifier value for Location; can be used for filtering purposes
StratID1stratid1textLookup identifier for Sex; can be used for filtering purposes
StratID2stratid2textLookup identifier for Race; can be used for filtering purposes
StratID3stratid4textLookup identified for Grade; can be used for filtering purposes
StratificationTypestratificationtypetextIndicator for type of location: State, Territory, Locality, Other