MHLU - Health Status Resource

Smoking

Smoking

Key Findings: 
  • In 2013/14 just under 19% of adults aged 19 years and over in Middlesex-London reported that they were current smokers (Fig. 7.7).
  • The proportion of never smokers in Middlesex-London was significantly higher in 2013/14 than in 2007/8 and 2009/10.  Although there was a decrease in current smoking from 22.2% in 2009/10 to 18.8% in 2013/14 this difference was not statistically significant (data not shown).
  • Compared to the Peer Group, Middlesex-London has a significantly higher proportion of never smokers (Fig. 7.7).
  • In Middlesex-London the proportion of those aged 20-44 who were daily smokers was 13.0%.  This was significantly lower than the proportion in the Peer Group (Fig. 7.8).
  • The rate in the 45-64 year old population was the highest of all the age groups, and significantly higher than the 65+ population (Fig. 7.8).
  • In 2013/14, 43.7% of the population of current smokers, both daily and occasional, indicated that they planned on quitting in the six months following the survey (Fig. 7.9).  The proportion dropped substantially from 65.5% in 2007/8 (data not shown).

37.0% of the population of Middlesex-London reported that they had tried to quit smoking for at least 24 hours in the year prior to the survey (Fig. 7.9).  Also here we note a substantial drop from 45.6% in 2007/8 (data not shown).

How this Indicator was Calculated: 
Ontario Public Health Standard: 

Population Health Assessment and Surveillance Protocol - Section 1, Subsections b-vi, vii

Chronic Disease Prevention Standard - Requirement #1

Prevention of Injury and Substance Misuse Standard - Requirement #1