Statistics and Indicators

Average cigarettes, age groups


    Daily/occasional smokers average number of cigarettes per day, adult age group, ACT General Health Survey, 2011 - 2021

    In 2021, respondents to the ACT General Health Survey aged 25 to 44 years who reported that they are daily/occasional smokers, smoked an average of 7.1 cigarettes per day; daily/occasional smokers aged 45 to 64 years smoked an average of 10.4 cigarettes per day and daily/occasional smokers aged 65 years and over smoked an average of 9.0 cigarettes per day. There was no significant difference by age group.

    For the purpose of reporting the ACT General Health Survey data on HealthStats, if the 95% confidence intervals of the estimates do not overlap, they are considered to be significantly different.

    Note: The indicator shows self-reported data collected through Computer Assisted Telephone Interviewing (CATI). Estimates were weighted to adjust for differences in the probability of selection among respondents and were benchmarked to the estimated residential population using the latest available Australian Bureau of Statistics population estimates.

    Persons includes male, female, other and refused sex respondents and may not always add to the sum of male and female.

    The 2020 and 2021 estimates for 18 to 24 year olds has not been published due to small numbers or a relative standard error greater than 50%.

    Statistically significant differences are difficult to detect for smaller jurisdictions such as the Australian Capital Territory. Sometimes, even large apparent differences may not be statistically significant. This is particularly the case in breakdowns of small populations because the small sample size means that there is not enough power to identify even large differences as statistically significant.

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