The Scottish Health Survey 2008

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Table 4.1 Cigarette smoking status, 1995, 1998, 2003, 2008, by age and sex

Aged 16 and over
1995, 1998, 2003, 2008

Cigarette smoking status

Age

16-24

25-34

35-44

45-54

55-64

65-74

75+

Total
16-64

%

%

%

%

%

%

%

%

Men

Current cigarette smoker a

1995

35

37

29

34

34

-

-

34

1998

37

39

36

34

32

20

-

36

2003

32

39

35

29

24

18

15

32

2008

28

36

31

26

25

17

10

29

Ex-regular cigarette smoker

1995

6

12

17

24

33

-

-

18

1998

4

13

18

23

38

52

-

18

2003

3

10

17

27

37

48

55

19

2008

4

15

18

24

33

46

53

19

Never regular cigarette smoker/never smoked at all

1995

59

50

49

36

27

-

-

45

1998

59

48

46

43

30

29

-

46

2003

65

51

49

44

39

35

30

50

2008

68

49

50

50

42

36

37

51

Mean per current smoker per day

1995

14.2

16.8

19.0

21.0

20.9

-

-

18.1

1998

12.2

16.8

18.6

20.7

20.7

16.5

-

17.6

2003

10.9

14.0

17.3

18.7

20.1

17.5

13.7

15.9

2008

9.3

12.6

17.7

20.6

17.6

17.9

14.1

15.6

Standard error of the mean

1995

0.58

0.63

0.61

0.75

0.74

-

-

0.31

1998

0.43

0.49

0.60

0.78

0.97

1.62

-

0.29

2003

0.74

0.64

0.62

0.84

1.08

0.93

1.51

0.35

2008

1.14

0.72

0.89

1.11

0.93

1.28

1.20

0.49

Bases (weighted):

Men 1995

721

979

851

750

601

-

-

3902

Men 1998

695

953

903

779

607

469

-

3937

Men 2003

561

601

759

666

569

405

259

3156

Men 2008

444

479

563

554

480

327

218

2520

Bases (unweighted):

Men 1995

474

840

811

709

689

-

-

3523

Men 1998

391

763

826

693

683

572

-

3356

Men 2003

326

449

730

611

633

508

325

2749

Men 2008

237

316

460

534

525

453

304

2072

Women

Current cigarette smoker a

1995

33

39

34

37

34

-

-

36

1998

34

36

33

34

31

25

-

33

2003

29

35

33

29

26

22

12

31

2008

30

29

29

28

23

17

11

28

Ex-regular cigarette smoker

1995

7

14

16

21

22

-

-

16

1998

8

12

14

20

25

30

-

16

2003

6

14

15

20

31

28

29

17

2008

7

18

18

23

29

35

34

19

Never regular cigarette smoker/never smoked at all

1995

61

47

50

41

44

-

-

49

1998

58

52

53

46

43

45

-

51

2003

66

51

52

51

43

49

59

52

2008

63

54

54

49

49

48

55

53

Mean per current smoker per day

1995

12.3

15.2

16.4

17.0

15.4

-

-

15.4

1998

11.5

14.1

16.2

17.3

16.4

12.8

-

15.2

2003

10.5

12.3

16.5

16.9

17.2

14.6

14.3

14.8

2008

10.8

10.8

15.1

15.5

15.3

15.1

11.6

13.6

Standard error of the mean

1995

0.51

0.40

0.48

0.47

0.51

-

-

0.21

1998

0.44

0.44

0.46

0.57

0.71

0.60

-

0.24

2003

0.79

0.50

0.55

0.64

0.64

0.73

1.24

0.29

2008

0.53

0.60

0.79

0.65

0.71

0.95

1.09

0.33

Bases (weighted):

Women 1995

692

990

870

776

664

-

-

3992

Women 1998

655

940

913

798

661

583

-

3966

Women 2003

553

657

808

689

601

492

467

3307

Women 2008

426

487

616

586

502

382

348

2618

Bases (unweighted):

Women 1995

545

1160

992

825

884

-

-

4406

Women 1998

511

971

1008

896

808

889

-

4194

Women 2003

392

599

882

793

776

580

492

3442

Women 2008

321

451

648

628

631

513

408

2679

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