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Smoking Status – Statistics in Haldimand and Norfolk

  • 21.5% of Haldimand and Norfolk adults, age 20 years and older, smoked daily or occasionally compared to 18.9% of Ontario adults (2013-14).
  • 82.9% of Haldimand and Norfolk youth, aged 12 to 18 years, completely abstained from smoking cigarettes in their lifetime (never smoked a whole cigarette in their lifetime) (2013-14).

Proportion of Population Aged 20 Years and Older, by Smoking Status, Haldimand and Norfolk and Ontario, 2009-2010, 2011-2012, and 2013-2014

Smoking Status (%,CI) 2009-2010 2011-2012 2013-2014
Haldimand-Norfolk Ontario Haldimand-Norfolk Ontario Haldimand-Norfolk Ontario
Adult Daily Smoking Rate 19.4 (14.9-23.9) 15.7
(15.1-16.3)
22.5* (18.1-26.9) 15.4
(14.7-16.1)
17.1 (12.3-21.9) 14.3
(13.7-14.9)
Adult Current Smoking Rate (daily or occasional) 22.4 (17.7-27.2) 20.3
(19.6-21.1)
25.2 (19.7-30.6) 20.3
(19.5-21.1)
21.5 (16.7-26.3) 18.9
(18.2-19.7)
Adult Former Smokers 42.5 (37.6-47.4) 38.1
(37.2-39)
44.4 (39.1-49.6) 38.1
(37-39.1)
49.2* (43.2-55.2) 38
(37-38.9)
Adult Smoking Abstinence Rate 35* (29.7-40.4) 41.5
(40.6-42.5)
30.5* (26.1-34.9) 41.6
(40.5-42.6)
29.3* (24.7-34) 43.1
(42.1-44.1)

Source: Public Health Ontario. Snapshots: Haldimand Norfolk Health Unit: Self-reported Smoking Status, Crude Rate (both sexes combined) 2009/10-2013/14. Toronto, ON: Ontario Agency for Health Protection and Promotion; 2016 Feb 1 [cited 2017 September 28]. Available from: http://www.publichealthontario.ca/en/DataAndAnalytics/Snapshots/Pages/Health-Behaviours—Smoking.aspx

Proportion of Youth Aged 12 to 18 Years, by Smoking Status, Haldimand-Norfolk and Ontario, 2009-2010, 2011-2012, and 2013-2014

Smoking Status (%,CI) 2009-2010 2011-2012 2013-2014
Haldimand-Norfolk Ontario Haldimand-Norfolk Ontario Haldimand-Norfolk Ontario
Current Smoking Rate (daily or occasional) ** 8.9
(7.8-10.0)
** 6.1
(5.1-7.1)
** 6.6
(5.5-7.7)
Smoking Abstinence Rate 79.7 (68.1-91.2) 82.1
(80.6-83.6)
88 (78.6-97.3) 86.9
(85.4-88.3)
82.9 (71.6-94.2) 85.6
(84-87.3)

* Significant difference between ON and health unit rate. **High sampling variability data is not releasable
Data Source: Public Health Ontario. Snapshots: Haldimand Norfolk Health Unit: Self-reported Smoking Status, Crude Rate (both sexes combined) 2009/10-2013/14. Toronto, ON: Ontario Agency for Health Protection and Promotion; 2016 Feb 1 [cited 2017 September 28]. Available from: http://www.publichealthontario.ca/en/DataAndAnalytics/Snapshots/Pages/Health-Behaviours—Smoking.aspx

For further information please contact qpap@haldimand-norfolk.org or 519-426-6170 Ext. 3305.

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