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Definition

Proportion of adults who are current daily smokers

Indicator Summary

Numerator
Number of persons aged 18 years or over who smoke tobacco every day
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Denominator
Population aged 18 years or over
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Computation

Daily smoking: currently smokes cigarettes (manufactured or roll-your-own) or equivalent tobacco product every day.

Rates are directly age-standardised to the 2001 Australian population.

Analysis by remoteness and SEIFA Index of Relative Socio-economic Disadvantage IRSD is based on usual residence of person.

Presented as a percentage

95% confidence intervals and relative standard errors calculated for rates.

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Disaggregation

State and territory, by:

  • Indigenous status
  • remoteness (Australian Standard Geographical Classification Remoteness Structure)
  • SEIFA Index of Relative Socioeconomic Disadvantage (IRSD) quintiles

Nationally, by SEIFA IRSD deciles

Some disaggregation may result in numbers too small for publication.

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Calculation rules

Computation Rule
Description

Daily smoking: currently smokes cigarettes (manufactured or roll-your-own) or equivalent tobacco product every day.

Rates are directly age-standardised to the 2001 Australian population.

Analysis by remoteness and SEIFA Index of Relative Socio-economic Disadvantage IRSD is based on usual residence of person.

Presented as a percentage

95% confidence intervals and relative standard errors calculated for rates.

Numerators
Number of persons aged 18 years or over who smoke tobacco every day
Denominators
Population aged 18 years or over
Disaggregation

State and territory, by:

  • Indigenous status
  • remoteness (Australian Standard Geographical Classification Remoteness Structure)
  • SEIFA Index of Relative Socioeconomic Disadvantage (IRSD) quintiles

Nationally, by SEIFA IRSD deciles

Some disaggregation may result in numbers too small for publication.

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