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Smoking prevalence among Indian women doubled in five years, study finds

BMJ 2014; 349 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.g7512 (Published 08 December 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;349:g7512
  1. Cheryl Travasso
  1. 1Mumbai

Between 2005 and 2009 the prevalence of smoking among women in India more than doubled from 1.4% to 2.9%, a study has found.

Over the same time smoking among men significantly fell from 33.4% to 24.3% (P<0.001), causing the ratio of male to female smoking prevalence to fall from 23.9 to 8.4, the findings showed.1

The study analysed data from five nationally representative studies conducted over the past two decades. …

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