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China Global Adult Tobacco Survey 2018


General Info
China (CHN)
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
01/2018 - 12/2018
Series or system 
Global Adult Tobacco Survey (GATS)
Data type
  • Cross-sectional
  • Household
  • Individual
  • Interview
  • Nationally representative
  • Urban-rural representative

The Global Adult Tobacco Survey (GATS) is a household survey that collects data on non-institutionalized 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 China GATS of 2018 provides information on tobacco use, cessation, second-hand smoke, and knowledge, attitudes, and perceptions towards tobacco. The survey also covers basic sociodemographic characteristics.

Suggested citation 
CDC Foundation, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CCDC), Ministry of Health (China), Research Triangle Institute, Inc. (RTI), World Health Organization (WHO). China Global Adult Tobacco Survey 2018. Geneva, Switzerland: World Health Organization (WHO).