ASSAD Tobacco use, current smoker, by age group

ASSAD Tobacco use, current smoker, by age group


    Smoked tobacco on at least 1 day in 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 2017, 3.0% of secondary students surveyed reported smoking cigarettes on at least one day in the seven days before the survey ('current smokers'). Being a 'current smoker' was less common among younger students aged 12-15 years (1.0%) than older students aged 16-17 years (7.2%), however this was not statistically significant.

    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:

    2017 persons
    2011, 2014 and 2017 12-15 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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