Smoking status of adults in Tanzania 2018

Distribution of adults aged 15 years and older in Tanzania as of 2018, by smoking status

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Release date

March 2020



Survey time period

February to April 2018

Number of respondents

4,797 individuals

Age group

15 years and older

Method of interview

Questionnaire and personal interview

Supplementary notes

According to the source, "the data was weighted to conform to the latest available population figures from the 2012 Population and Housing census projected for 2017. The 4,797 unweighted cases corresponded to approximately 29.6 million adults aged at least 15 years in the country".

The source also adds: "Current tobacco smoking was defined as having smoked tobacco within the past 30 days either daily or occasionally. The smoked tobacco products assessed in the survey included manufactured cigarettes, hand-rolled cigarettes, kiko, cigars and shisha".

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