Smoking prevalence

 $125.04

In 2017, smoking prevalence in Saskatchewan was 17.8%, above the national average of 15.1%.

Figure 2.9 (below) shows smoking prevalence, overall and by sex, in Saskatchewan from 1999-2017.  Despite considerable year-to-year variation, there appears to have been a net decrease in overall prevalence during this time, and a downward trend over the last decade. Throughout this time, prevalence was similar or somewhat greater among males in most years, although sex differences varied by year.

See data table below with 95% confidence intervals.


Figure 2.10 shows smoking prevalence by age group in Saskatchewan, from 1999-2017. Although smoking rates fluctuated, there was a net decrease in prevalence within all age groups except those over 45. In the most recent survey year, prevalence appeared to increase in both the youngest and oldest age groups.

See data table below with 95% confidence intervals.

Cigarette consumption

Between 1999 and 2017, average daily cigarette consumption in Saskatchewan remained near 15 for many years, but appears to have slowly declined over the most recent years (Figure 2.11). Male smokers consumed considerably more cigarettes per day than females in nearly all years.

See data table below with 95% confidence intervals.