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The Scottish Health Survey 2008

Published: 29 Sep 2009
Part of:
Statistics
ISBN:
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The Scottish Health Survey 2008

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The Scottish Health Survey 2008
Table 4.5 Self-reported cigarette smoking status (observed and age-standardised), by NS-SEC of household reference person and sex

Table 4.5 Self-reported cigarette smoking status (observed and age-standardised), by NS-SEC of household reference person and sex

Aged 16 and over
2008

Cigarette smoking status

NS-SEC of household reference person

Managerial & professional

Intermediate

Small employers & own account workers

Lower supervisory & technical

Semi-routine & routine

%

%

%

%

%

Men

Observed

Never smoked cigarettes at all

53

43

43

39

39

Used to smoke cigarettes occasionally

5

6

4

2

3

Used to smoke cigarettes regularly

25

23

25

28

23

Current cigarette smoker

17

28

28

31

35

Mean number of cigarettes smoked per smoker per day

12.9

13.8

17.9

17.4

16.6

Standard error of the mean

1.07

1.31

1.46

1.06

0.67

Standardised

Never smoked cigarettes at all

53

42

45

41

38

Used to smoke cigarettes occasionally

5

5

4

2

3

Used to smoke cigarettes regularly

25

27

22

25

23

Current cigarette smoker

17

26

29

32

36

Mean number of cigarettes smoked per smoker per day

12.8

14.1

17.0

17.2

16.7

Standard error of the mean

1.10

1.36

1.57

1.06

0.67

Bases (weighted):

1114

280

269

429

921

Bases (unweighted):

988

234

284

418

861

Women

Observed

Never smoked cigarettes at all

56

50

51

48

35

Used to smoke cigarettes occasionally

5

7

5

6

4

Used to smoke cigarettes regularly

21

22

23

23

24

Current cigarette smoker

18

20

21

22

36

Mean number of cigarettes smoked per smoker per day

11.7

13.0

13.7

14.2

14.7

Standard error of the mean

0.54

0.77

1.08

0.89

0.49

Standardised

Never smoked cigarettes at all

56

50

52

48

35

Used to smoke cigarettes occasionally

5

7

6

7

4

Used to smoke cigarettes regularly

22

22

22

23

23

Current cigarette smoker

17

21

20

22

38

Mean number of cigarettes smoked per smoker per day

11.8

13.4

13.5

14.0

14.8

Standard error of the mean

0.56

0.82

1.04

0.84

0.53

Bases (weighted):

1211

381

278

327

1064

Bases (unweighted):

1229

390

333

376

1178