A nationally representative study on socio-demographic and geographic correlates, and trends in tobacco use in Nepal.
Nipun Shrestha, Suresh Mehata, Pranil Man Singh Pradhan, Deepak Joshi, Shiva Raj Mishra
Scientific Reports | Published : 2019
Tobacco control still poses an immense challenge for the government of Nepal. Updated knowledge on the current pattern of tobacco use and its associated factors will be helpful for policy makers to curb the tobacco epidemic. This study fills this gap by, (i) exploring demographic, socio-economic and geographic correlates of current tobacco use using a nationally representative sample of 15-49-year adults from Nepal Demographic Health survey 2016, and (ii) examining the prevalence and trends of both smoking and non-smoking forms of tobacco use in a nationally representative sample of 15-49-year adults drawn from three consecutive Demographic Health Surveys (DHS) between 2006 and 2016.Among ma..View full abstract