SMOKING PREVALENCE IN 24 OECD COUNTRIES, 1975-2000

 

Health New Zealand

 

Notes and abbreviations

 

Apart from the US, UK and Nordic countries, few prevalence data are available before 1975. Prevalence data for Greece and Turkey are few.

Youth data for Spain shows large fluctuations. Over 20 countries provide sufficient data for adult prevalence to enable calculation of the slope of trend from 1985-1995.

 

Different countries and even different surveys within countries use different definitions of smoker, by type of product and whether daily or “regular’. In most cases the survey sample size is not available.

Countries can nevertheless still be compared , by comparing the rate of reduction of prevalence between countries over the same time period, or the average annual rate of reduction.

 

M+F = male and female prevalence averaged.

 

Eurobarometer This survey is of adults age 15 and over, and of youth age 15-24 years.

TCCP = Tobacco Control Country Profiles. (ed. Corrao MA, et al). Atlanta. American Cancer Society 2000.

 

This document is part of Health New Zealand’s International Tobacco Control database 1960-2000.

Countries included

Australia

Japan

Austria

Luxembourg

Belgium

Netherlands

Canada

New Zealand

Denmark

Norway

Finland

Portugal

France

Spain

Germany

Sweden

Greece

Switzerland

Iceland

Turkey (1977 only)

Ireland

UK

Italy

USA

 

 

OECDsmoprev.pdf

 

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