Table 1

Inputs and corresponding sources used in the analysis of the distributional impact of increased tobacco taxes among Colombia’s urban population on years of life gained, tax revenues and cigarette expenditure

InputValueData sources
Size of urban population
(aged 0–79 years)
35 317 947Departamento Administrativo Nacional de Estadística (DANE)37
Urban population structure—distribution of population across age groups (years)
 <1528%DANE, Population Projections37
Urban smoking prevalence by age group (years)
 <175%ENCSPC and SABE6 38
Urban household smoking prevalence per income quintile (%)
 1 (poorest)11%ENCV 201430
 5 (richest)12%
Urban individual cigarette consumption (cigarettes per day) per income quintile
 1 (poorest)5.7Derived from ENCV 2014 and Llorente 201715 30
 5 (richest)10.1
Total fertility rate (children per woman of reproductive age, nationally) per income quintile*
 1 (poorest)2.8ENDS Colombia 201539
 5 (richest)1.3
  • *Mean total fertility rate in urban areas is 1.839 and most of the urban population is within national income quintiles 2–5, hence we distributed 1.3–2.3 among the five urban income quintiles studied.

  • ENCSPC, Estudio Nacional de Consumo de Sustancias Psicoactivas en Colombia; ENCV, Encuesta Nacional de Calidad de Vida; ENDS, Encuesta Nacional de Demografía y Salud; SABE, Estudio Nacional de Salud, Bienestar y Envejecimiento.