Over 43% Population Above 15 Years Use Tobacco Products In J&K: Survey


Srinagar- At least 43 percent of the population above 15 years use tobacco products in Jammu and Kashmir, reveals a survey.

The survey conducted by Department of Periodontics and implantology, Institute of Dental Sciences, University of Jammu as district wise data from National Health Survey-5, Ministry of Health and Family welfare 2019-2020 was analysed and measured.

Data from National Health Survey-5, Ministry of Health and Family welfare 2019 2020 was studied, analysed and measured for the prevalence and distribution of tobacco intake in individuals aged 15 years and above in various districts of Jammu and Kashmir using statistical parameters such as mean and mode, an official said.

“It was found that highest number of individuals who took tobacco in any form belonged to Kupwara district (56.6%) followed by Anantnag district (49.9%) and Budgam district (48.8%) whereas least percentage of tobacco was consumed in Jammu district (26.5%) followed by Kathua district.(35.4%) and Srinagar district (38.4%) respectively,” said the data.

“Out of a total population, when analysing males and their tobacco consumption district wise, it was found that highest number of the same belonged from Kupwara district (49.8%) followed by Anantnag district (47.0%) and Shopian district (47.0%) respectively whereas least percentage of males consuming tobacco belonged to Jammu district (25.7%) followed by Kathua district (33.3%) and Baramulla district (34.7%) respectively,” it added.

“Similarly, analysing females and their tobacco consumption district wise, it was found that the highest number of the same belonged from Bandipora district (9.1%) followed by Kupwara district (6.8%) and Baramulla district (6.5%) respectively whereas least percentage of females consuming tobacco belonged. to Jammu district (0.8%) followed by Srinagar district (1.9%) and Poonch district (2.3%) respectively,” it added. (KNO)

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