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Smoking prevalence

In 2013, smoking prevalence in Saskatchewan was 17.6%, above the national average of 14.6%.

Figure 2.9 (below) shows smoking prevalence, overall and by sex, in Saskatchewan from 1999-2013. Despite considerable year-to-year variation during this time, there appears to have been a net decrease in overall prevalence and a recent downward trend. Throughout this time period, prevalence was similar or slightly greater among males, except in 2013, when females' prevalence estimate was slightly higher.

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


Figure 2.10 shows smoking prevalence by age group in Saskatchewan, from 1999-2013. Although smoking rates fluctuated, there was a net decrease in prevalence within all age groups, and a downward trend over time was observed in all groups under age 45.

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