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Table 5.5 Smoking prevalence estimates without and with saliva cotinine adjustment, 2016/2017 combined, by age and sex

Aged 16 and over with valid saliva cotinine measurement 2016/2017 combined
Smoking prevalence Age Total
16-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65-74 75+  
  % % % % % % % %
Men
Unadjusted self-reported: smoke cigarettes 28 28 28 28 23 22 8 24
Adjusted estimate, adding self-reported non-smokers with saliva cotinine of 12ng/ml or overa 40 38 32 29 31 23 13 31
Differenceb 12 10 5 2 8 1 6 6
Women
Unadjusted self-reported: smoke cigarettes 18 19 21 25 24 17 4 19
Adjusted estimate, adding self-reported non-smokers with saliva cotinine of 12ng/ml or overa 21 22 24 28 28 20 6 22
Differenceb 3 3 3 3 5 3 1 3
All adults
Unadjusted self-reported: smoke cigarettes 23 23 24 26 23 19 6 22
Adjusted estimate, adding self-reported non-smokers with saliva cotinine of 12ng/ml or overa 31 30 28 29 30 21 9 26
Differenceb 8 7 4 2 6 2 3 5
Bases (weighted):
Men 123 146 125 154 140 112 74 874
Men (cotinine adjusted) 103 123 108 136 123 93 56 742
Women 106 147 140 167 146 118 105 928
Women (cotinine adjusted) 96 113 114 141 130 101 83 778
All adults 229 293 264 321 285 230 178 1802
All adults (cotinine adjusted) 199 236 222 277 253 194 138 1519
Bases (unweighted):
Men 59 112 103 123 148 147 91 783
Men (cotinine adjusted) 50 92 89 108 128 120 71 658
Women 82 152 151 171 185 173 117 1031
Women (cotinine adjusted) 74 116 126 146 164 148 93 867
All adults 141 264 254 294 333 320 208 1814
All adults (cotinine adjusted) 124 208 215 254 292 268 164 1525

a Excludes self-reported non-smokers who report current use of e-cigarettes, as this also affects cotinine levels
b Because of rounding, the actual differences shown may be different from the apparent difference between the two percentages


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