Burden of smoked and smokeless tobacco consumption in india - results from the global adult tobacco survey india (gats-india)- 2009-2010

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Abstract

Background: The Global Adult Tobacco Survey (GATS) was carried out for systematically monitoring tobacco use and for tracking key tobacco control indicators. Materials and Methods: A total of 70,802 households, including 42,647 in rural areas and 28,155 in urban areas, were covered with a three stage sampling design. Data were collected on sociodemographic characteristics, knowledge, attitude and practices of tobacco consumption. Results: GATS-India highlighted that total tobacco use among its residents is overall 34.6%, varying for males (47.9%) and females (20.7%). The rural areas of the country exhibit comparatively higher prevalence rates (38.4%) in comparison to urban areas (25.3%). Overall, Khaini, a smokeless tobacco product (12.0%), is the most popular form of tobacco use among males and females, followed by bidi smoking (9.0%). Conclusion: Results of GATS data can be used as baseline for evaluation of new tobacco control approaches in India integrating culturally acceptable and cost effective measures.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3323-3329
Number of pages7
JournalAsian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention
Volume14
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Consumption patterns
  • Prevalence
  • Smokeless tobacco
  • Smoking
  • Tobacco

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