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Malaysia Global Adult Tobacco Survey 2011


General Info
Malaysia (MYS)
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
10/2011 - 12/2011
Series or system 
Global Adult Tobacco Survey (GATS)
Data type
  • Cross-sectional
  • Household
  • Individual
  • Interview
  • Nationally representative
  • Subnationally representative

The Global Adult Tobacco Survey (GATS) is a household survey that collects data on noninstitutionalized men and women aged 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 Malaysia GATS interviewed 4,250 individuals on tobacco use, cessation, second-hand smoke, tobacco expenditures, and knowledge, attitudes, and perceptions towards tobacco. The survey also covered basic sociodemographic characteristics.

Suggested citation 
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Department of Statistics (Malaysia), Institute for Public Health, Ministry of Health (Malaysia), International Islamic University Malaysia, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Ministry of Health (Malaysia), Research Triangle Institute, Inc. (RTI), University of Malaya, World Health Organization (WHO). Malaysia Global Adult Tobacco Survey 2011.