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Patterns and distribution of tobacco consumption in India: Authors' reply

BMJ 2004; 328 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.328.7454.1499 (Published 17 June 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;328:1499
  1. S V Subramanian, assistant professor (svsubram@hsph.harvard.edu),
  2. Shailen Nandy, PhD student,
  3. Michelle Kelly, PhD student,
  4. Dave Gordon, professor of social justice,
  5. George Davey Smith, professor of clinical epidemiology
  1. Department of Society, Human Development and Health, Harvard School of Public Health, 677 Huntington Avenue, KRESGE 7th floor, Boston, MA 02115-6096, USA
  2. School of Policy Studies, University of Bristol, Bristol
  3. Social Science Research Unit, Institute of Education, University of London, London
  4. School of Policy Studies, University of Bristol, Bristol
  5. Department of Social Medicine, University of Bristol, Bristol

    EDITOR—Singh raises the issue of under-reporting due to social stigma and the lack of adult male members being interviewed directly in the second national family health survey dataset. However, as he correctly acknowledged, the second national family health survey is the best dataset available on the prevalence of consumption …

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