Survey and Assessment of Vietnamese Youth (SAVY), 2003 (ICPSR 24387)

Principal Investigator(s): Vietnamese Ministry of Health; General Statistics Office of Vietnam


The Survey and Assessment of Vietnamese Youth (SAVY) is the first national survey on adolescents and youth to evaluate health status and other important development issues of the group of married and unmarried young people aged 14-25 from ethnic, rural, and urban areas of 42 provinces across Vietnam. The study provides detailed analysis and disaggregation of data for comparison purposes of specific groups including young men and women, rural and urban youth, married and unmarried young people, and young people of differing education levels. The survey was designed to assess education, employment, health and reproductive behavior and other development issues of adolescent and young people including HIV/AIDS, substance use, injuries, and violence. SAVY also explored young people's perceptions and attitudes as well as their future expectations.

Access Notes

  • The public-use data files in this collection are available for access by the general public. Access does not require affiliation with an ICPSR member institution.

  • National Archive of Computerized Data on Aging

    This study is maintained and distributed by the National Archive of Computerized Data on Aging (NACDA), the aging program within ICPSR. NACDA is sponsored by the National Institute on Aging (NIA) at the National Institutes of Heath (NIH).


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Study Description


Vietnamese Ministry of Health, and General Statistics Office of Vietnam. Survey and Assessment of Vietnamese Youth (SAVY), 2003. ICPSR24387-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2009-01-13.

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This study was funded by:

  • United Nations Children's Fund
  • World Health Organization

Scope of Study

Subject Terms:    abortion, AIDS, alcohol consumption, attitudes, birth control, child abuse, depression (psychology), drug use, economic conditions, education, families, health, HIV, homophobia, homosexuality, job opportunities, life plans, marital satisfaction, marital status, pregnancy, prenatal care, sexual attitudes, sexual behavior, sexually transmitted disease, smoking, World Health Organization, youths

Geographic Coverage:    Global, Vietnam (Socialist Republic)

Time Period:   

  • 2003-10--2004-01

Date of Collection:   

  • 2003-10--2004-01

Unit of Observation:    individual

Universe:    Persons aged 14-25 inclusive, born between 1979 and 1989, living in households in selected Enumeration Areas (EAs) across Vietnam.

Data Type(s):    survey data

Data Collection Notes:

Spelling for this study maintains a European (UK) English standard as given by the original questionnaire.


Sample:    Nine thousand households that had any youth aged 14-25 were chosen for SAVY. These households were expected to contain about 10,000 youth. This sample was drawn randomly from the sample of 45,000 households of the 2002 Vietnam Household Standard Living Survey (VHLSS) conducted by the General Statistics Office (G50) of Vietnam, under the technical guidance of the World Bank.

Weight:    The data contains a weight variable (WEIGHT) that should be used in analyzing the data.

Mode of Data Collection:    computer-assisted self interview (CASI), face-to-face interview, self-enumerated questionnaire

Extent of Processing:   ICPSR data undergo a confidentiality review and are altered when necessary to limit the risk of disclosure. ICPSR also routinely creates ready-to-go data files along with setups in the major statistical software formats as well as standard codebooks to accompany the data. In addition to these procedures, ICPSR performed the following processing steps for this data collection:

  • Created variable labels and/or value labels.
  • Standardized missing values.
  • Created online analysis version with question text.
  • Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes.


Original ICPSR Release:   2009-01-13

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