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The Scottish Health Survey: Volume 1: Main Report

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Table 4.1 Cigarette smoking status, 1995, 1998, 2003, 2008, 2009, by age and sex

Aged 16 and over
1995, 1998, 2003, 2008, 2009

Cigarette smoking status

Age

Total 16+

16-24

25-34

35-44

45-54

55-64

65-74

75+

Total
16-64

%

%

%

%

%

%

%

%

%

Men

Current cigarette smoker a

1995

35

37

29

34

34

n/a

n/a

34

n/a

1998

37

39

36

34

32

20

n/a

36

n/a

2003

32

39

35

29

24

18

15

32

29

2008

28

36

31

26

25

17

10

29

27

2009

24

34

31

27

23

16

13

28

25

Ex-regular cigarette smoker

1995

6

12

17

24

33

n/a

n/a

18

n/a

1998

4

13

18

23

38

52

n/a

18

n/a

2003

3

10

17

27

37

48

55

19

24

2008

4

15

18

24

33

46

53

19

24

2009

4

14

17

20

37

45

49

19

24

Never regular cigarette smoker/never smoked at all

1995

59

50

49

36

27

n/a

n/a

45

n/a

1998

59

48

46

43

30

29

n/a

46

n/a

2003

65

51

49

44

39

35

30

50

46

2008

68

49

50

50

42

36

37

51

49

2009

72

52

52

52

40

39

38

53

51

Mean per current smoker per day

1995

14.2

16.8

19.0

21.0

20.9

n/a

n/a

18.1

n/a

1998

12.2

16.8

18.6

20.7

20.7

16.5

n/a

17.6

n/a

2003

10.9

14.0

17.3

18.7

20.1

17.5

13.7

15.9

15.9

2008

9.3

12.6

17.7

20.6

17.6

17.9

14.1

15.6

15.7

2009

10.7

13.4

15.9

18.5

16.7

16.9

16.0

15.2

15.3

SE of the mean

1995

0.58

0.63

0.61

0.75

0.74

n/a

n/a

0.31

n/a

1998

0.43

0.49

0.60

0.78

0.97

1.62

n/a

0.29

n/a

2003

0.74

0.64

0.62

0.84

1.08

0.93

1.51

0.35

0.33

2008

1.14

0.72

0.89

1.11

0.93

1.28

1.20

0.49

0.46

2009

1.07

0.92

0.74

1.01

0.84

0.92

1.29

0.44

0.41

Women

Current cigarette smoker a

1995

33

39

34

37

34

n/a

n/a

36

n/a

1998

34

36

33

34

31

25

n/a

33

n/a

2003

29

35

33

29

26

22

12

31

28

2008

30

29

29

28

23

17

11

28

25

2009

29

26

28

30

24

29

10

28

25

Ex-regular cigarette smoker

1995

7

14

16

21

22

n/a

n/a

16

n/a

1998

8

12

14

20

25

30

n/a

16

n/a

2003

6

14

15

20

31

28

29

17

20

2008

7

18

18

23

29

35

34

19

22

2009

5

17

16

21

23

31

30

17

20

Never regular cigarette smoker/never smoked at all

1995

61

47

50

41

44

n/a

n/a

49

n/a

1998

58

52

53

46

43

45

n/a

51

n/a

2003

66

51

52

51

43

49

59

52

53

2008

63

54

54

49

49

48

55

53

53

2009

65

57

56

49

53

50

60

55

55

Mean per current smoker per day

1995

12.3

15.2

16.4

17.0

15.4

n/a

n/a

15.4

n/a

1998

11.5

14.1

16.2

17.3

16.4

12.8

n/a

15.2

n/a

2003

10.5

12.3

16.5

16.9

17.2

14.6

14.3

14.8

14.7

2008

10.8

10.8

15.1

15.5

15.3

15.1

11.6

13.6

13.7

2009

10.2

11.7

13.6

16.1

14.6

14.5

10.9

13.5

13.4

SE of the mean

1995

0.51

0.40

0.48

0.47

0.51

n/a

n/a

0.21

n/a

1998

0.44

0.44

0.46

0.57

0.71

0.60

n/a

0.24

n/a

2003

0.79

0.50

0.55

0.64

0.64

0.73

1.24

0.29

0.27

2008

0.53

0.60

0.79

0.65

0.71

0.95

1.09

0.33

0.31

2009

0.77

0.76

0.53

0.53

0.67

0.88

1.02

0.30

0.27

Bases (weighted):

Men 1995

721

979

851

750

601

n/a

n/a

3902

n/a

Men 1998

695

953

903

779

607

469

n/a

3937

n/a

Men 2003

561

601

759

666

569

405

259

3156

3819

Men 2008

444

479

563

554

480

327

218

2520

3066

Men 2009

509

564

631

648

563

386

259

2914

3559

Women 1995

692

990

870

776

664

n/a

n/a

3992

n/a

Women 1998

655

940

913

798

661

583

n/a

3966

n/a

Women 2003

553

657

808

689

601

492

467

3307

4267

Women 2008

426

487

616

586

502

382

348

2618

3348

Women 2009

497

569

693

699

590

450

408

3048

3906

Bases (unweighted):

Men 1995

474

840

811

709

689

n/a

n/a

3523

n/a

Men 1998

391

763

826

693

683

572

n/a

3356

n/a

Men 2003

326

449

730

611

633

508

325

2749

3582

Men 2008

237

316

460

534

525

453

304

2072

3348

Men 2009

259

404

548

601

575

516

362

2387

3265

Women 1995

545

1160

992

825

884

n/a

n/a

4406

n/a

Women 1998

511

971

1008

896

808

889

n/a

4194

n/a

Women 2003

392

599

882

793

776

580

492

3442

4514

Women 2008

321

451

648

628

631

513

408

2679

3600

Women 2009

374

579

778

732

735

550

479

3198

4227

a Current cigarette smoker excludes those who reported only smoking cigars or pipes