CTADS respondents were asked to rate their own health. As shown in Figure 1.11, self-rated health varied significantly by smoking status: around half (52.5%) of current smokers reported “excellent” or “very good” health, compared to 58% of former smokers, and significantly lower than 69% of never smokers.19

See data table below with 95% confidence intervals.

See data table below with 95% confidence intervals.

The same pattern was observed among both males and females, with little variation from the overall estimates shown above in Figure 1.11 (data not shown).

Self-rated health varied by age; for all age groups except those aged 35-44, a significantly lower proportion of current smokers reported “excellent” or “very good” health, compared to never-smokers.20-24 (Figure 1.12).