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Malaysia ratified the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control on September 16, 2005. In 2005, the Malaysia research team at Universiti Sains Malaysia and the Thailand research team at Mahidol University Salaya partnered with the ITC Project to establish the ITC Southeast Asia Project. Six waves of the ITC Malaysia (MY) Survey were conducted in Malaysia among a cohort of adult smokers and non-smokers aged 18 and older, and youth aged 13-17. In 2019, a new cohort of adult smokers and non-smokers of the ITC Malaysia (MYS) Survey was established in partnership with the research team at the University of Malaya.

Survey Overview

Survey Mode: Face-to-Face Interview, Telephone Interview, and Computer Assisted Telephone Interview (CATI) (Adult); Self-Administered (Youth)
Wave Survey Dates Survey Sample Size
MY1-Cohort1 January 1 to March 7, 2005 4,567 Adults (2,004 Smokers and 1,555 Non-Smokers) 1,008 Youth (45 Smokers and 963 Non-Smokers)
MY2-Cohort1 July 31, 2006 to June 25, 2007 3,212 Adults (1,550 Smokers, 90 Quitters, and 1,572 Non-Smokers) 777 Youth (65 Smokers and 712 Non-Smokers)
MY3-Cohort1 February 12 to September 3, 2008 3,440 Adults (1,846 Smokers, 111 Quitters, and 1,483 Non-Smokers) 712 Youth (68 Smokers and 644 Non-Smokers)
MY4-Cohort1 July 25 to November 18, 2009 2,045 (1,888 Smokers and 157 Quitters) 878 Youth (79 Smokers and 799 Non-Smoker)
MY5-Cohort1 May 5, 2011 to April 26, 2012 2,007 (1,778 Smokers and 229 Quitters) 928 Youth (85 Smokers and 843 Non-Smokers)
MY6-Cohort1 February 18, 2013 to January 31, 2014 2, 000 (1,703 Smokers and 297 Quitters) 804 Youth (69 Smokers and 735 Non-Smokers)
Survey Mode: Web Interview
Wave Survey Dates Survey Sample Size
MYS1-Cohort2 February 4 to March 20, 2020 1,047 Smokers and 206 Non-Smokers

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