For the purpose of monitoring trends in smoking, a person can be classified based on their “smoking status”. “Current smokers” are people who currently smoke cigarettes, even just occasionally. “Former smokers” are people who are currently non-smokers but did smoke cigarettes at one time. “Never smokers” are people who have completely abstained from smoking cigarettes in their lifetime. Here we present summary rates of adult “current smokers” and youth “never smokers”.
- Adult current smokers
- Youth never smokers
- Exposure to environmental tobacco smoke at home
- Exposure to environmental tobacco smoke in public places
- Exposure to environmental tobacco smoke in a vehicle
- In 2013/14, survey results indicated that 25% of adults in Sudbury and districts currently smoked, while 46% were former smokers and 29% had never smoked.
- Between 2007/08 and 2013/14, the prevalence rate of current, former and never smokers in Sudbury and districts has not varied significantly.
- Rates are age-standardized using the 2011 Canadian population.
- Rates are for the population aged 20 years and older.
- Data source: Canadian Community Health Survey (CCHS), 2007 to 2014, Statistics Canada, Share File, Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care.
Figure: Age-standardized prevalence rate, smoking status, Sudbury and districts, by year, ages 20+, 2007/08 to 2013/14
Table: Age-standardized prevalence rate, smoking status, Sudbury and districts, by year, ages 20+, 2007/08 to 2013/14
|Current Smokers||Percentage (%)||29.1||27.9||27.9||28.7||24.9|
|Current Smokers||95% Confidence Interval||24.5 to 34.2||23.8 to 32.5||22.8 to 33.7||24.0 to 33.9||20.8 to 29.5|
|Former Smokers||Percentage (%)||40.2||41.2||40.9||37.4||44.4|
|Former Smokers||95% Confidence Interval||36.2 to 44.2||36.8 to 45.6||35.8 to 46.3||32.3 to 42.9||39.3 to 49.5|
|Never Smokers||Percentage (%)||30.7||30.9||31.1||33.9||30.8|
|Never Smokers||95% Confidence Interval||26.2 to 35.7||27.0 to 35.1||26.9 to 35.7||28.4 to 39.9||26.0 to 36.0|
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