Decomposition of socioeconomic inequalities in cigarette smoking: the case of Namibia.


Economics of Tobacco Control Project, Southern African Labour and Development Research Unit, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa. [Email]


Namibia has one of the highest levels of income inequality in the world. Increased smoking prevalence, especially among the youth, may leave the country facing the spectre of higher smoking-related disease prevalence in the years to come. This study examines socioeconomic inequalities in smoking in Namibia and explores the drivers of this inequality.