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The Scottish Health Survey 2008

Published: 29 Sep 2009
Part of:
Statistics
ISBN:
9780755981076

The Scottish Health Survey 2008

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The Scottish Health Survey 2008
Table 4.3 Self-reported cigarette smoking status, by age and sex

Table 4.3 Self-reported cigarette smoking status, by age and sex

Aged 16 and over
2008

Cigarette smoking status

Age

Total

16-24

25-34

35-44

45-54

55-64

65-74

75+

%

%

%

%

%

%

%

%

Men

Never smoked cigarettes at all

62

44

48

46

38

34

35

45

Used to smoke cigarettes occasionally

6

5

2

4

4

3

3

4

Used to smoke cigarettes regularly

4

15

18

24

33

46

53

24

Current smoker

28

36

31

26

25

17

10

27

Light smoker a

14

12

4

3

3

3

2

6

Moderate smoker a

11

16

14

8

10

5

6

11

Heavy smoker a

2

7

13

13

10

8

2

9

Women

Never smoked cigarettes at all

59

46

49

45

44

41

50

48

Used to smoke cigarettes occasionally

4

7

4

4

5

7

6

5

Used to smoke cigarettes regularly

7

18

18

23

29

35

34

22

Current smoker

30

29

29

28

23

17

11

25

Light smoker a

12

12

7

5

6

4

5

7

Moderate smoker a

16

13

12

12

8

7

3

10

Heavy smoker a

2

4

10

11

9

6

2

7

Bases (weighted):

Men

444

479

563

554

480

327

218

3066

Women

426

487

616

586

502

382

348

3348

Bases (unweighted):

Men

237

316

460

534

525

453

304

2829

Women

321

451

648

628

631

513

408

3600

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