Global Youth Tobacco Survey (GYTS):
The GYTS was designed in 1998 by the World Health Organization, the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention and the Canadian Public Health Association as part of the Global Tobacco Surveillance System (GTSS) to assist countries in establishing tobacco control surveillance and monitoring programmes. The GYTS is a school-based survey designed to enhance the capacity of countries to monitor tobacco use among youth and to guide the implementation and evaluation of tobacco prevention and control programmes. The GYTS uses a standard methodology for constructing the sampling frame, selecting schools and classes, preparing questionnaires, following consistent field procedures, and using consistent data management procedures for data processing and analysis. The information generated from the GYTS can be used to stimulate the development of tobacco control programmes and can serve as a means to assess progress in meeting programme goals. In addition, GYTS data can be used to monitor seven Articles in the WHO FCTC.
Click on the country name below to access its GYTS report(s):