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Resources to help you monitor tobacco use

GATS is a global standard for systematically monitoring adult tobacco use and tracking key tobacco control indicators. GATS is a nationally representative household survey of adults 15 years of age or older using a standard core questionnaire, sample design, and data collection and management procedures that were reviewed and approved by international experts. GATS is intended to enhance the capacity of countries to design, implement and evaluate tobacco control interventions outlined in the World Health Organization’s Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO FCTC) through the MPOWER policy package.

 

GATS Process

GATS Process Chart

English A visual overview of the GATS implementation process PDF
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GATS Guidelines

Country Engagement Process

English Introductory engagement process between CDC and WHO with countries that have been invited to participate in GATS PDF
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Implementing Agency Selection Guidelines

English Guidance for the selection of an in-country agency to conduct data collection for GATS PDF
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Proposal Development Guidelines

English Overview of developing a GATS Proposal, including the submission and review process PDF
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Implementation Instructions

English Practical, step-by-step, and easy-to-follow instructions on implementing GATS PDF
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GATS Questionnaire

Core Questionnaire with Optional Questions

English The GATS standard core questionnaire and list of optional questions PDF
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Question by Question Specifications

English Instructions to the field interviewers for administering the core GATS Household and Individual Questionnaires PDF
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GATS Sample Design

Sample Design Manual

English Survey sampling requirements and design options PDF
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Sample Weights Manual

English Requirements for calculating sample weights PDF
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GATS Fieldwork Implementation

Field Interviewer Manual

English Responsibilities and tasks of the Field Interviewers PDF
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Field Supervisor Manual

English Roles and responsibilities of Field Supervisors PDF
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Mapping and Listing Manual

English Instructions for performing mapping and listing of households PDF
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GATS Data Management

Programmer's Guide to General Survey System

English Overview of the General Survey System (GSS) and the software tools that make up the GSS PDF

Core Questionnaire Programming Specifications

English Programming specifications for the GATS Household and Individual Questionnaires PDF

Data Management Implementation Plan

English Procedures, practices, and resource information for GATS data management activities PDF
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Data Management Training Guide

English Standardized protocol for data management training to ensure consistency across training sessions PDF
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GATS Quality Assurance

Quality Assurance: Guidelines & Documentation

English Guidance in assessing and ensuring the quality of data collected in GATS PDF
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GATS Analysis and Reporting Package

GATS Analysis and Reporting Package

English Standard templates for the GATS Fact Sheets and Country Report and definitions for GATS standard indicators PDF
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GATS Data Release and Dissemination

Data Release Policy

English Defines GATS partners’ roles and states the conditions regarding release of GATS data PDF
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Data Dissemination: Guidance for Initial Release of the Data

English Guidelines and examples for releasing and disseminating GATS data PDF
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GATS Frequently Asked Questions

GATS Frequently Asked Questions

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English Answers to frequently asked questions about GATS PDF
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GATS Resources

GATS Proposal and Budget Development Checklist

English Checklist to help countries ensure that all required components are included in the GATS proposal and budget PDF

Global Adult Tobacco Survey Implementation during COVID-19 Pandemic

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English Provides recommendations for successful implementation of GATS during the COVID-19 pandemic PDF
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