Table 4

Cigarette smoking prevalence (percent, 95% CI) by sociodemographics for each survey from 2007-2009 where available

2007

2008

2009†


Total

STS

24.1 (23.6 to 24.7)

22.0 (21.4 to 22.6)

21.5 (21.0 to 22.1)

population

GLF

20.5 (19.8 to 21.3)

20.9 (19.9 to 22.0)

21 (20.0 to 22.0)

HSE

22.3 (21.0 to 23.6)

21.7 (20.9 to 22.6)

22 (20.4 to 23.6)

Heterogeneity

X2 = 50.3, p < 0.001

X2 = 2.97, p = 0.227

X2 = 1.3, p = 0.535

Gender

Men

STS

25.6 (24.7 to 26.4)

22.9 (22.0 to 23.8)

22.6 (21.8 to 23.5)

GLF

22.0 (20.8 to 23.2)

21.9 (20.6 to 23.3)

22 (20.7 to 23.3)

HSE

23.8 (22.1 to 25.5)

23.7 (22.5 to 25.0)

24 (21.8 to 26.2)

Heterogeneity

X2 = 22.4, p < 0.001

X2 = 3.7, p = 0.159

X2 = 2.4, p = 0.306

Women

STS

22.8 (22.0 to 23.6)

21.2 (20.4 to 22.0)

20.5 (19.7 to 21.3)

GLF

19.2 (18.2 to 20.3)

20.1 (18.9 to 21.3)

20 (18.8 to 21.2)

HSE

20.8 (19.4 to 22.4)

19.9 (18.9 to 20.8)

20 (18.1 to 21.9)

Heterogeneity

X2 = 29.2, p < 0.001

X2 = 4.7, p = 0.095

X2 = 0.58, p = 0.750

Age

16-24

STS

32.7 (31.2 to 34.3)

29.3 (27.7 to 31.0)

28.3 (26.8 to 29.9)

GLF

27.2 (24.3 to 30.0)

27.6 (24.4 to 31.1)

-

HSE

25.3 (21.8 to 29.2)

26.2 (23.9 to 28.6)

-

Heterogeneity

X2 = 20.2, < 0.001

X2 = 4.6, p = 0.099

-

25-44

STS

28.2 (27.2 to 29.2)

27.1 (26.0 to 28.1)

26.3 (25.3 to 27.3)

GLF

24.4 (23.0 to 25.8)

24.9 (23.1 to 26.8)

-

HSE

27.9 (25.7 to 30.0)

28.4 (26.8 to 30.0)

-

Heterogeneity

X2 = 19.5, p < 0.001

X2 = 7.9, p = 0.019

-

45-64

STS

23.3 (22.3 to 24.3)

20.3 (19.3 to 21.3)

20.5 (19.5 to 21.5)

GLF

20.8 (19.5 to 22.2)

20.8 (19.3 to 22.5)

-

HSE

21.3 (19.5 to 23.3)

19.2 (18.0 to 20.5)

-

Heterogeneity

X2 = 0.95, p = 0.008

X2 = 2.76, p = 0.251

-

65+

STS

11.1 (10.2 to 12.1)

9.7 (8.7 to 10.6)

9.4 (8.5 to 10.3)

GLF

9.5 (8.5 to 10.7)

10.1 (9.0 to 11.4)

-

HSE

11.2 (9.6 to 13.0)

10.2 (9.2 to 11.3)

-

Heterogeneity

X2 = 4.6, p = 0.100

X2 = 0.49, p = 0.784

-

SES*

High SES

STS

17.9 (17.3 to 18.6)

15.3 (14.6 to 16.0)

15.7 (15.1 to 16.4)

GLF

15.7 (14.8 to 16.7)

16.0 (14.9 to 17.2)

-

HSE

16.9 (15.5 to 18.4)

17.4 (16.5 to 18.4)

-

Heterogeneity

X2 = 12.6, p = 0.002

X2 = 11.4, p = 0.0003

-

Low SES

STS

31.9 (31.0 to 32.8)

30.4 (29.4 to 31.4)

29.1 (28.1 to 30.0)

GLF

27.5 (26.1 to 29.0)

29.3 (27.6 to 31.0)

-

HSE

29.8 (27.8 to 31.9)

28.0 (26.6 to 29.5)

-

Heterogeneity

X2 = 26.2, p < 0.001

X2 = 7.3, p = 0.027

-


Data in 2009 is only available for GLF and HSE in published reports and is not appropriately split by age and socio-economic status. Confidence intervals for GLF and HSE in 2009 are estimated based on actual base sample size and confidence intervals in previous years.

*STS = social grade split ABC1 (high SES) & C2DE (low SES), HSE = NSSEC (household) split Professional/Managerial/Intermediate (high SES) & Routine/Manual (low SES).

Fidler et al. BMC Public Health 2011 11:479   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-11-479

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