Table 1

Data sources

Model inputSource
General
Population
 Age-sex structureStatistics South Africa
 Age-specific mortality ratesIHME GBD 2015
Price and tax
 Product pricesStatistics South Africa, National budget review
 Existing excise dutiesNational budget review
Intervention-specific
Cigarettes
 Price elasticityIARC
 Smoking prevalence and intensityNational income dynamics study
 Mortality relative riskGettert et al (2012)
Beer
 Price elasticityAuthors’ calculations
 Alcoholic beverage intakeAll media and products survey
 Mortality relative riskDi Castelnouvo et al (2006)
SSB
 Price elasticityCabrera-Escobar et al (2013)
 Beverage intakeAll media and products survey
 Age-sex BMI distributionsNational income dynamics study
 Mortality relative riskFreedman et al (2006)
  • Details on parameter values and further mathematical detail are provided in online supplementary appendix.

  • BMI, body mass index; SSB, sugar-sweetened beverage.