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Table 4 Tobacco smoking

From: Lung cancer mortality and years of potential life lost among males and females over six decades in a country with high smoking prevalence: an observational study

Survey Women Men
Year N General population: % current smokers Ever smokers: % age of onset < 18 Ever daily smokers: % cpd > 20 Ever smokers: % former smokers N General population: % current smokers Ever smokers: % age of onset < 18 Ever daily smokers:% cpd > 20 Ever smokers: % former smokers
1989 58,318 17.9 21.3 15.0 37.3 48,235 36.7 35.3 29.3 46.0
1995 78,928 17.9 30.0 12.6 39.6 67,388 33.0 41.8 24.5 48.3
1999 74,115 19.2 37.9 12.9 42.3 64,249 32.2 49.2 24.8 49.7
2003 76,127 19.2 45.0 11.7 43.7 67,185 30.2 54.3 23.5 50.6
2005 160,587 19.4 46.2 12.5 44.1 142,129 28.8 54.6 24.6 52.0
2009 167,349 18.9 48.9 11.1 46.5 148,711 27.5 57.2 22.0 53.6
  1. Survey: microcensus. A random subsample of 70 % of the participants in the microcensus was obtained for each of the years 1989, 1995, 1999, 2003, 2005, 2009
  2. N Number of persons among the national population at age 35 or older who received the question whether being a current, former or never smoker. For scientific purposes a random subsample of 70 % of the participants in the microcensus was available for each of the years
  3. cpd cigarettes per day
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