Global tobacco surveillance system studies in the Philippines
Several studies on tobacco use in the Philippines have been done over the years. Survey participants include teachers and administrators, 13-15 year old students, adults as well as pharmacy and medical students.
The Global Youth Tobacco Survey (GYTS) was conducted in the Philippines in 2000, 2003, 2007 and 2011. GYTS is a school-based survey of 13-15 year old students in years 1, 2, 3 and 4.
The Global School-based Student Health Survey (GSHS) was done in the country in 2011. It was a school-based survey among 13-15 years olds in years 1 to 4. It measured alcohol use; dietary behaviour; hygiene; mental health; physical activity; protective factors; tobacco use; as well as violence and unintentional injury.
The Global School Personnel Survey (GSPS) was conducted in 2011. This was a survey of school personnel that includes teachers and administrators from schools that participated in the 2011 Philippines GYTS.
The Global Health Professions Student Survey (GHPSS) was done in 2005, among third year pharmacy students attending 10 pharmacy schools in the Philippines. It was also done in 2009 among third year medical students attending 13 medical schools in the country.
The Global Adult Tobacco Survey (GATS) was conducted in the country in 2009 as a household survey of persons 15 years of age and older.