Table 2

Changes in poverty level after accounting for tobacco-related expenditure in India (2004–2005)

RuralSEUrbanSETotal
(1) Official estimates
 Total population (million)780.2315.51095.7
 Population BPL (%)28.30.003825.60.006
 Population BPL (million)220.780.8301.6
(2) Accounting for tobacco purchases
 Population BPL (%)29.80.003826.30.006
 Population BPL (million)232.583.1315.6
(3) Accounting for tobacco-related medical expenses
 Population BPL (%)28.40.003825.70.006
 Population BPL (million)221.481.1302.5
(4) Combined effect of (2) and (3)
 Population BPL (%)29.80.003826.40.006
 Population BPL (million)232.983.3316.2
  • BPL, below poverty line.