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Smoking prevalence by sex

 Canadian Tobacco, Alcohol and Drugs Survey, 2013. See data table with 95% confidence intervals below.In 2013, 16.0% of males (2.3 million) and 13.3% of females (1.9 million) were current smokers (Figure 1.4). This represents a statistically significant difference 6 in overall prevalence between the sexes.

Non-daily smoking 7 was significantly more prevalent among males than females, while daily smoking8 was not significantly different.

Between 2012 and 2013, although estimates of overall prevalence decreased among both males 9 and females,10 neither difference was statistically significant.

Smoking rates were higher among males than females in all years from 1999 to 2013 (Figure 1.5).


 Canadian Tobacco Use Monitoring Survey, 1999-2012 and Canadian Tobacco, Alcohol and Drugs Survey, 2013. See data table with 95% confidence intervals below.