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The Scottish Health Survey: Volume 1: Main Report

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Table 4.5 Self-reported daily cigarette consumption, 2009, by age and sex

Aged 16 and over currently smoking cigarettes
2009

Cigarette consumption a

Age

Total

16-24

25-34

35-44

45-54

55-64

65-74

75+

%

%

%

%

%

%

%

%

Men

Light smoker

42

26

21

16

17

17

[13]

23

Moderate smoker

40

54

38

30

35

31

[50]

40

Heavy smoker

17

20

41

54

47

52

[37]

37

Mean number of cigarettes per smoker per day

10.7

13.4

15.9

18.5

16.7

16.9

[16.0]

15.3

Standard error of the mean

1.07

0.92

0.74

1.01

0.84

0.92

[1.29]

0.41

Women

Light smoker

49

38

28

16

26

27

[45]

31

Moderate smoker

40

43

42

44

42

39

[37]

42

Heavy smoker

11

19

29

40

32

34

[19]

28

Mean number of cigarettes per smoker per day

10.2

11.7

13.6

16.1

14.6

14.5

[10.9]

13.4

Standard error of the mean

0.77

0.76

0.53

0.53

0.67

0.88

[1.02]

0.27

All adults

Light smoker

46

31

25

16

22

23

[31]

27

Moderate smoker

40

49

40

37

39

36

[42]

41

Heavy smoker

14

19

35

46

39

41

[26]

32

Mean number of cigarettes per smoker per day

10.4

12.6

14.7

17.2

15.6

15.5

[13.1]

14.3

Standard error of the mean

0.66

0.67

0.45

0.55

0.56

0.65

[0.87]

0.26

Bases (weighted):

Men

117

191

184

170

123

60

30

875

Women

146

148

191

208

139

84

41

957

All adults

263

339

375

378

261

144

72

1832

Bases (unweighted):

Men

70

130

162

157

126

86

39

770

Women

116

154

212

217

176

99

44

1018

All adults

186

284

374

374

302

185

83

1788

a Light smokers were defined as smoking under 10 cigarettes per day, moderate as smoking 10 to under 20 cigarettes per day and heavy as smoking 20 or more cigarettes per day.