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Brazil Global Adult Tobacco Survey 2008


General Info
Brazil (BRA)
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
10/2008 - 12/2008
Series or system 
Global Adult Tobacco Survey (GATS)
Data type
  • Cross-sectional
  • Household
  • Individual
  • Interview
  • Nationally representative
  • Subnationally representative
  • Urban-rural representative

The Global Adult Tobacco Survey (GATS) is a household survey that collects data on noninstitutionalized men and women ages 15 years and older using a standardized methodology for constructing the sample frame, selecting households, and processing data.

The GATS is designed to produce national and subnational estimates on tobacco use. The Brazil GATS provides information on tobacco use, cessation, secondhand smoke, tobacco expenditures, and knowledge, attitudes, and perceptions towards tobacco. The survey also covers basic sociodemographic characteristics.

Suggested citation 
Brazilian Health Surveillance Agency (ANVISA), Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Ministry of Health (Brazil), National Cancer Institute (Brazil), Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), Secretariat of Health Surveillance, Ministry of Health (Brazil). Brazil Global Adult Tobacco Survey 2008. Atlanta, United States of America: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).