Adults who are daily smokers, 2014–15
This technical note accompanies Healthy Communities: Tobacco smoking rates across Australia, 2014–15 (In Focus). It describes the indicator ‘percentage of adults who are daily smokers, 2014–15’.
Australian Bureau of Statistics National Health Survey 2014–15 (ABS NHS 2014–15).
|Indicator description and calculation|
|Type of measurement||Percentage, reported at one decimal place.|
|Calculation||100 × (numerator ÷ denominator)|
Number of adults who smoke tobacco every day.
Total population of adults.Note:
The denominator was calculated as the sum of calibrated sample weights for adults who were enumerated within the PHN area.
PHN areas, including:
|Confidence intervals||As an indication of the accuracy of proportions, 95% confidence intervals were produced. These were calculated by the ABS using relative standard error (RSE) estimates of the proportion.|
|Area suppression rules||
The ABS suppressed the RSE where the RSE of the estimate was greater than 50%. These estimates were considered unreliable for general use.
Additional suppression rules were developed and applied by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare to ensure robust reporting of these data at PHN area.
Data for PHN areas were supressed if:
1. ABS (Australian Bureau of Statistics) 2015. National Health Survey: First results, 2014–15. ABS Cat. No. 4364.0.55.001. Canberra: ABS. Viewed 26 October 2016, http://www.abs.gov.au/ausstats/abs@.nsf/mf/4364.0.55.001External link, opens in a new window.