Smokers as a percentage of population by age and sex
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Source: UNECE Statistical Database, compiled from national official sources.

Definition: Smoking is defined as the daily smoking of at least one cigarette.

General note: Percentage
Country: Armenia
1995: data refer to 1997.
2010: data refer to age group 15-49.
Country: Austria
Break in methodlogy (2006): Data for 2006 come from the Autrian Health Interview Survey, for 1995 from the Labour force Survey ad hoc module on smoking habits.
Country: Austria
Reference period (1995): Data refer to 1997.
Country: Belarus
Data refer to population aged 16+.
Country: Bulgaria
Break in methodlogy (2008): 2008 data come from the European Health Interview Survey and 2001 from the Demographic and Health survey.
Country: Canada
Data exclude institutional residents and full-time members of the Canadian Forces.
Country: Canada
Data exclude residents of Indian Reserves, Crown Lands and certain remote regions.
Country: Croatia
Change in definition (1995): data refer to age group 18-65.
Country: Croatia
Change in definition (2003): data refer to population aged 18+.
Country: Croatia
Reference period (2012): data refer to 2011.
Country: Cyprus
Reference period (1990): Data refer to 1989.
Country: Cyprus
Data cover only government controlled area.
Country: Czechia
2004: data refer to population aged 18-64; age group 15-24 refers to 18-24.
1990, 1995 and 2000: data refer to 1993, 1996 and 1999.
Country: Denmark
Change in definition (1990 - 2013): Data refer to population aged 16+; age group 15-24 refers to 16-24.
Country: Estonia
Data refer to population aged 16-64; age group 15-24 refers to 16-24.
Country: Estonia
Reference period (1995): Data refer to 1996
Country: France
Change in definition (1995 - 2000): Data refer to population aged 18-74; age group 15-24 refers to 18-24.
Country: France
Change in definition (2002 - 2014): Data refer to population aged 15-75
Country: France
Territorial change (2002 - 2014): Data cover only Metropolitan France.
Country: Germany
2000: data refer to 1999.
Country: Iceland
Change in definition (1990 - 2013): Data for smokers 15+ refers to persons aged 15-89. As of 2014, data refer to persons aged 18-89. Data for smokers aged 15-24 refers to persons aged 18-24 as of 2014.
Country: Ireland
Age group 15-24 refers to 15-23. 2000: data refer to 1998. 2000-2002: data include occasional smokers. 2003: data refer to people smoking one or more cigarettes a week. From 2015, data related to the population aged 15 and over who report that they are daily smokers.
Country: Israel
Additional information (1995 - 2013): Data are based on different surveys and methodologies across years.
Country: Israel
Change in definition (1995 - 2010): Data refer to population aged 20+.
Country: Israel
Change in definition (2003): Data refer to population aged 20+.
Data refer to population aged 21+ and based on health survey.
Country: Israel
Change in definition (2013): Data refer to population aged 21+.
Country: Israel
Reference period (1995): Data refer to 1996-1997.
Country: Israel
Reference period (2000): Data refer to 1999-2000.
Country: Israel
Reference period (2003): Data refer to 2003-2004.
Country: Italy
Break in methodlogy (2001): From 2001 data come from survey "Aspects of daily life" , before 2001 data come from survey "Health condition and use of health services".
Country: Italy
Reference period (1995): Data refer to 1994.
Country: Kazakhstan
Age group 15+ refers to 15-49.
Country: Latvia
Data for 2003 - from the Health Interview Survey. Data cover population 15-75 years old.Data for 2004, 2006, 2010 and 2012 - from Health Behaviour Survey among Latvian Adult population. Data cover population 15-64 years old.Data for 2008 and 2014 - from the European Health iInterview Survey (EHIS). Data cover population 15+.
Country: Malta
Data refer to population aged 18+ residing in private households.
Data for age group 15 - 24 are not available due to under-representation.
Country: Moldova, Republic of
Additional information (2010 - 2012): Data exclude the territory of the Transnistria and municipality of Bender
Country: Moldova, Republic of
Change in definition (2010 - 2012): Smoking is defined as daily smoking or smoking sometimes
Country: Moldova, Republic of
Reference period (2010): The survey was conducted in August-October 2010
Country: Moldova, Republic of
Reference period (2012): The survey was conducted in July-September 2012
Country: Netherlands
Change in definition (1990 - 1995): Data refer to population age 16+.
Country: Netherlands
Data include all types of smokers. In 2014, interviewing and weighting method was changed, causing a break in the time series.
Country: Norway
Change in definition (1980 - 2009): Date refer to three-year average.
Country: Norway
Data refer to population aged 16-74; age group 15-24 refers to 16-24.
Country: Poland
Reference period (1995): Data refer to 1996.
Country: Portugal
Before 2005: data cover only mainland territory (without Autonomous Regions of Acores and Madeira).
1995, 2000, 2005: data refer to 1995/1996, 1998/1999 and 2005/2006.
Country: Romania
Break in methodology (2009): From 2009 change in data source
Country: Russian Federation
Change in definition: Data refer to daily smokers of age 15+.
Country: Slovenia
Change in definition (1990): Data for population aged 15+ refer to age 18+.
Country: Slovenia
Change in definition (1995 - 2000): Data for population aged 15+ refer to age 18+.
Age group 15-24 refers to 15-16.
Country: Slovenia
Change in definition (2001 - 2004): Data for population aged 25-64.
Country: Slovenia
Change in definition (2008 - 2012): Data for population aged 25-74.
Country: Slovenia
Reference period (1990): Data refer to 1988.
Country: Slovenia
Reference period (1995): Data refer to 1994.
Country: Slovenia
Reference period (2000): Data refer to 1999.
Country: Spain
Break in methodlogy (2003): Proxy were allowed
Country: Spain
Break in methodlogy (2009): Questionnaire self-administered
Country: Spain
Change in definition (1980 - 2003): Data refer to population aged 16+. Age group 15-24 refers to 16-24.
Data refer to Spanish nationals only.
Country: Spain
Change in definition (2006 - 2009): Data refer to population aged 16+. Age group 15-24 refers to 16-24.
Country: Spain
Reference period (1990): Data refer to 1993.
Country: Spain
Reference period (2000): Data refer to 1997.
Country: Sweden
Change in definition (1980 - 2001): Age group 15+ refers to 16+, age group 15-24 refers to 16-24.
Data refer to population aged 16-84.
Country: Sweden
Change in definition (2002 - onwards): Age group 15+ refers to 16+, age group 15-24 refers to 16-24.
Country: Sweden
Data do not include snuff users and smokers
Country: Switzerland
Reference period (1990): Data refer to 1992.
Country: Switzerland
Reference period (1995): Data refer to 1997.
Country: Turkey
Break in methodlogy (2006): Data come from the Life Satisfaction Survey. For other years data come from a different source.
Country: Turkey
Break in methodlogy (2008, 2012): Data for 2008 and 2012 come from the Global Adult Tobacco Survey. For other years data come from a different source.
Country: Turkey
Break in methodlogy (2010, 2014): Data come from the Health Interview Survey. For other years data come from a different source.
Country: Ukraine
From 2014 data cover the territories under the government control.
Country: Ukraine
Territorial change (2000 - 2013): The territorial sample exclude localities in the territory which was radioactively contaminated by the Chernobyl disaster .
Country: United Kingdom
Change in definition (1980 - onwards): Data refer to population aged 16+. Smokers are defined as anyone who has ever smoked and describes themselves as a current smoker. Age group 15-24 refers to 16-24.
Country: United Kingdom
Reference period (1995): Data refer to 1994.
Country: United Kingdom
Reference period (2005): Estimates prior to 2005 are based on a fiscal year rather than a calendar year.
Country: United Kingdom
Territorial change (1980 - onwards): Estimates are for Great Britain excluding Northern Ireland.
Country: United States
Data for 1980 include persons aged 17+, for all other years data refer to the population aged 18+.
1980, 1990: data refer to both daily and nondaily smokers.

Information

Unit
Percent
Contact
Gender Statistics, UNECE/STAT
Tel: -
E-mail: gender.stats@unece.org
Latest update
11/30/2016
Data type
Average
Creation date
2/21/2018
Source
UNECE Statistical Division Database
Matrix
c0000368