Statistics and Indicators

ASSAD Tobacco use, daily smoker, by age group


    Smoked tobacco every day in the last week, ACT Secondary Students aged 12-17 years, by age group, 1996-2017


    The prevalence of tobacco use in ACT secondary students has decreased steadily over time. In 1996, 9.3% of secondary students surveyed reported smoking cigarettes every day in the seven days before the survey ('daily smokers') while in 2017, the proportion has not been reported due to a relative standard error greater than 50% or small numbers.  

    Please note that this indicator was updated in 2022 and replaces all previous versions. 

    The following estimates have a relative standard error between 25% and 50% and should be used with caution:

    2005, 2008, 2011 and 2014 persons
    2008 and 2011 12-15 year olds
    2005, 2008, 2011 and 2014 16-17 year olds

    The following estimates have not been published due to a relative standard error greater than 50% or small numbers:

    2017 persons
    2014 and 2017 12-15 year olds
    2017 16-17 year olds

    For the purpose of reporting the Australian Secondary Students' Alcohol and Drug survey data on HealthStats, if the 95% confidence intervals of the estimates do not overlap, they are considered to be significantly different.

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