|Type||Journal Article - International Journal of Public Health|
|Title||Prevalence of tobacco smoking in Vietnam: findings from the Global Adult Tobacco Survey 2015|
We report the prevalence of tobacco smoking among adult populations in Vietnam, 2015.
The Vietnam GATS 2015 was a nationally representative survey. 9513 households were selected using two-stage random systematic sampling method. Handheld computers were used for capturing data. Data collection was carried-out by National Statistics Office of Vietnam in 2015. Weight was used in all estimates.
The Vietnam GATS 2015 found that the prevalence of smoking in Vietnam was 22.5% overall, 45.3% among men, and 1.1% among women. The overall 2015–2010 reduction in prevalence of any tobacco product was 5.3%. However, the reduction was not statistically significant. The significant reduction in prevalence of tobacco smoking was found for any type of cigarette (−8.4%), and especially for hand-rolled cigarettes (−38.3%). The use of cigarettes significantly decreased in urban areas (−14.7%).
The reduction in the prevalence of tobacco smoking in Vietnam during the last 5 years (2010–2015) has not been as high as expected, especially in rural areas. Further efforts are needed to continue to reduce the harms caused by tobacco smoking.
|»||Vietnam - Population and Housing Census 2009|