Kazakhstan embarks on the Global Adult Tobacco Survey
Kazakhstan will be the 7th country in the WHO European Region to conduct the relatively new initiative - the Global Adult Tobacco Survey (GATS). On 10-15 February 2014, the GATS team in Kazakhstan led a training of their fieldworkers and supervisors regarding the survey protocol and administering the survey by electronic data collection on IPAQ handhelds.
During the week of 17 February, the team is conducting the pre-test fieldwork to test the survey and the handhelds in “real life” situations. The actual fieldwork will start in April 2015, with preliminary results expected by the end of the year and an official release of the results in early 2015.