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India Global Adult Tobacco Survey 2016-2017


General Info
India (IND)
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
08/2016 - 02/2017
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.