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Definition

Proportion of adults who are current daily smokers.

Indicator Summary

Numerator
Number of persons aged 18 years and over who are a current daily smoker
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Denominator
Population aged 18 years and 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.

Presented as a percentage.

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

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Disaggregation

2011–12 (updated for full AHS sample)—State and territory, by:

  • Indigenous status (non-Indigenous and total population)

2012–13—State and territory, by:

  • Indigenous status (Indigenous only)

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.

Presented as a percentage.

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

Numerators
Number of persons aged 18 years and over who are a current daily smoker
Denominators
Disaggregation

2011–12 (updated for full AHS sample)—State and territory, by:

  • Indigenous status (non-Indigenous and total population)

2012–13—State and territory, by:

  • Indigenous status (Indigenous only)

Some disaggregation may result in numbers too small for publication.

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