Exposure to environmental tobacco smoke in a vehicle

Exposure to environmental tobacco smoke, also known as second-hand smoke, can be harmful to your health. Here we present rates of non-smokers aged 12 years and over who were regularly (every day or almost every day) exposed to tobacco smoke in a car or other private vehicle.

Exposure to environmental tobacco smoke in a vehicle by geographic area

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Figure: Age-standardized prevalence rate, exposure to environmental tobacco smoke in a vehicle, by year and geographic area, ages 12+, 2007/08 to 2013/14

Graph depicting Age-standardized prevalence rate, exposure to environmental tobacco smoke in a vehicle, by year and geographic area, ages 12+, 2007/08 to 2013/14. Data found in tables below.

Table: Age-standardized prevalence rate, exposure to environmental tobacco smoke in a vehicle, by year and geographic area, ages 12+, 2007/08 to 2013/14

Note: Numbers followed by the letter “E” are to be interpreted with caution due to high sampling variability.

Geographic RegionPrevalence Rate, 2007 to 2008Prevalence Rate, 2009 to 2010Prelavence Rate, 2011 to 2012Prevalence Rate, 2013 to 2014
Sudbury and districts11.9% (CI: 9.2% to 15.2%)6.6% E (CI: 4.1% to 10.5%)9.8% E (CI: 6.7% to 14.1%)8.8% (CI: 6.5% to 11.8%)
Northeastern Ontario12.3% (CI: 10.6% to 14.2%)6.5% (CI: 5.1% to 8.1%)8.4% (CI: 6.7% to 10.5%)8.5% (CI: 6.9% to 10.3%)
Ontario7.2% (CI: 6.7% to 7.7%)6.4% (CI: 5.9% to 6.9%)5.5% (CI: 5.1% to 6.0%)5.2% (CI: 4.8% to 5.7%)

Exposure to environmental tobacco smoke in a vehicle by sex

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Figure: Age-standardized prevalence rate, exposure to environmental tobacco smoke in a vehicle, by year and sex, ages 12+, 2007 to 2010 and 2011 to 2014

Graph depicting Age-standardized prevalence rate, exposure to environmental tobacco smoke in a vehicle, by year and sex, ages 12+, 2007 to 2010 and 2011 to 2014. Data found in tables below.

Table: Age-standardized prevalence rate, exposure to environmental tobacco smoke in a vehicle, by year and sex, ages 12+, 2007 to 2010 and 2011 to 2014

Note: Numbers followed by the letter “E” are to be interpreted with caution due to high sampling variability.

SexPrevalence Rate, 2007 to 2010Prevalence Rate, 2011 to 2014
Males11.2% E (CI: 7.9% to 15.7%)10.5% (CI: 7.6% to 14.3%)
Females8.0% (CI: 6.1% to 10.4%)9.0% E (CI: 6.0% to 13.3%)

Exposure to environmental tobacco smoke in a vehicle by age group

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Figure: Prevalence rate, exposure to environmental tobacco smoke in a vehicle, by year and age group, ages 12+, 2007 to 2010 and 2011 to 2014

Graph depicting Prevalence rate, exposure to environmental tobacco smoke in a vehicle, by year and age group, ages 12+, 2007 to 2010 and 2011 to 2014. Data found in tables below.

Table: Prevalence rate, exposure to environmental tobacco smoke in a vehicle, by year and age group, ages 12+, 2007 to 2010 and 2011 to 2014

Note: Numbers followed by the letter “E” are to be interpreted with caution due to high sampling variability.

Numbers followed by the letter “F” have been suppressed due to high sampling variability.

Age (Years)Prevalence Rate, 2007 to 2010Prevalence Rate, 2011 to 2014
12 to 1919.4% E (CI: 13.8% to 26.7%)20.1% E (CI: 13.6% to 28.5%)
20 to 4410.1% E (CI: 6.7% to 14.8%)13.0% E (CI: 8.5% to 19.4%)
45 to 648.2% E (CI: 5.4% to 12.1%)5.4% E (CI: 3.5% to 8.2%)
65+2.3% E (CI: 1.3% to 4.2%)F

Exposure to environmental tobacco smoke in a vehicle by household income

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Figure: Age-standardized prevalence rate, exposure to environmental tobacco smoke in a vehicle, by year and household income, ages 12+, 2007 to 2010 and 2011 to 2014

Graph depicting Age-standardized prevalence rate, exposure to environmental tobacco smoke in a vehicle, by year and household income, ages 12+, 2007 to 2010 and 2011 to 2014. Data found in tables below.

Table: Age-standardized prevalence rate, exposure to environmental tobacco smoke in a vehicle, by year and household income, ages 12+, 2007 to 2010 and 2011 to 2014

Note: Numbers followed by the letter “E” are to be interpreted with caution due to high sampling variability.

Numbers followed by the letter “F” have been suppressed due to high sampling variability.

Household Income DistributionPrevalence Rate, 2007 to 2010Prevalence Rate, 2011 to 2014
Quintile 1 (Lowest)14.9% E (CI: 9.7% to 22.2%)21.1% E (CI: 13.9% to 30.7%)
Quintile 210.7% E (CI: 6.3% to 17.5%)9.5% E (CI: 5.1% to 17.0%)
Quintile 37.1% E (CI: 3.9% to 12.5%)7.7% E (CI: 4.4% to 13.2%)
Quintile 47.2% E (CI: 4.1% to 12.3%)8.9% E (CI: 5.0% to 15.2%)
Quintile 5 (Highest)8.3% E (CI: 4.8% to 13.8%)F

Exposure to environmental tobacco smoke in a vehicle by education

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Exposure to environmental tobacco smoke in a vehicle by first official language spoken

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Figure: Age-standardized prevalence rate, exposure to environmental tobacco smoke in a vehicle, by year and first official language spoken, ages 12+, 2007 to 2010 and 2011 to 2014

Graph depicting Age-standardized prevalence rate, exposure to environmental tobacco smoke in a vehicle, by year and first official language spoken, ages 12+, 2007 to 2010 and 2011 to 2014. Data in tables below.

Table: Age-standardized prevalence rate, exposure to environmental tobacco smoke in a vehicle, by year and first official language spoken, ages 12+, 2007 to 2010 and 2011 to 2014

Note: Numbers followed by the letter “E” are to be interpreted with caution due to high sampling variability.

Numbers followed by the letter “F” have been suppressed due to high sampling variability.

First Official Language SpokenPrevalence Rate, 2007 to 2010Prevalence Rate, 2011 to 2014
French9.9% E (CI: 6.4% to 14.9%)9.1% E (CI: 5.1% to 15.7%)
English9.4% (CI: 7.1% to 12.3%)8.7% (CI: 6.5% to 11.4%)

This item was last modified on August 8, 2018