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India Global Adult Tobacco Survey 2016-2017


General Info
India (IND)
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
08/2016 - 02/2017
Series or system 
Global Adult Tobacco Survey (GATS)
Data type
  • Cross-sectional
  • Household
  • Individual
  • Interview
  • Nationally 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 2016-2017 India GATS completed 74,037 individual interviews.

The GATS is designed to produce national and sub-national estimates on tobacco use. The India GATS provides information on tobacco use, cessation, second-hand smoke, tobacco expenditures, and knowledge, attitudes, and perceptions towards tobacco. The survey also covers basic sociodemographic characteristics.

Suggested citation 
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (India), Research Triangle Institute, Inc. (RTI), Tata Institute of Social Sciences (India), World Health Organization (WHO). India Global Adult Tobacco Survey 2016-2017.