Prevalence of smoking in Scotland 2013, by gender and age

This statistic displays the prevalence of smoking without and with saliva cotinine adjustment in Scotland in 2013, by gender. In this year 23 percent of men aged between 55 and 64 years old self-reported to be current smokers and 26 percent of women in the same age group also reported to currently smoke cigarettes. After their saliva cotinine levels were checked for saliva cotinine levels of 12ng/ml and above it was found that 31 percent of men and 30 percent of women aged 55 to 64 years old currently smoke. A saliva cotinine count of 12ng/ml or over indicates an individual currently smokes.

Prevalence of smoking without and with saliva cotinine adjustment in Scotland in 2013, by gender and age

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Source

Release date

December 2014

Region

United Kingdom (Scotland)

Survey time period

January to December 2013

Number of respondents

2002*

Age group

16 years and older

Method of interview

CAPI interview, questionnaire

Supplementary notes

* Weighted bases: n (men)=981, n (women)=1,020
Elevated cotinine levels present can indicate exposure beyond the second-hand degree and may suggest misreporting of smoking status.
A saliva cotinine count of 12ng/ml or over indicates an individual currently smokes.

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