Table 2.2 Cigarette smoking status, 2016, by age and sex

Aged 16 and over 2016
Cigarette smoking status Age Total
16-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65-74 75+
% % % % % % % %
Men
Current cigarette smokera 18 27 27 31 24 15 4 23
Ex-regular cigarette smoker 4 17 22 22 30 44 56 25
Never regular cigarette smoker / never smoked at all 79 56 51 47 46 41 40 52
Mean per current smoker per day * 11.3 11.9 15.2 15.9 [14.5] * 13.7
Standard error of the mean * 1.13 1.23 0.97 1.28 [1.02] * 0.67
Women
Current cigarette smokera 24 21 21 26 18 13 10 20
Ex-regular cigarette smoker 5 18 26 19 30 31 31 23
Never regular cigarette smoker / never smoked at all 71 61 52 55 51 56 59 58
Mean per current smoker per day [9.4] 9.4 9.7 13.9 14.2 [12.6] * 11.7
Standard error of the mean [0.99] 0.90 0.86 0.82 0.98 [0.95] * 0.38
All adults
Current cigarette smokera 21 24 24 29 21 14 7 21
Ex-regular cigarette smoker 4 18 24 20 30 37 41 24
Never regular cigarette smoker / never smoked at all 75 59 52 51 49 49 51 55
Mean per current smoker per day 11.4 10.4 10.9 14.6 15.1 13.5 [12.7] 12.7
Standard error of the mean 1.44 0.80 0.77 0.65 0.81 0.74 [1.11] 0.39
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Table 2.2 - Continued
Aged 16 and over 2016
Cigarette smoking status Age Total
16-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65-74 75+
Bases (weighted):
Men 276 333 320 378 325 255 167 2054
Male smokers 47 87 87 107 70 36 6 439
Women 275 348 338 407 341 281 236 2227
Female smokers 64 71 72 105 63 37 24 436
All adults 550 681 658 786 666 536 403 4281
All smokers 111 158 159 213 133 72 30 874
Bases (unweighted):
Men 163 210 265 340 359 337 208 1882
Male smokers 27 53 68 91 78 48 6 371
Women 193 322 347 440 430 400 284 2416
Female smokers 44 67 72 99 79 47 26 434
All adults 356 532 612 780 789 737 492 4298
All smokers 71 120 140 190 157 95 32 805

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


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