Current Smokers

Overall Trend
  • In 2015/16, 22.6% (16.6%, 28.6%) of Chatham-Kent adults age 20 and older reported they currently smoke (daily or occasionally) which was not significantly different than 18.1% (17.3%, 18.8%) of Ontarians.
By Age Group
  • Self-reported prevalence was significantly lower among Ontarians aged 65 years and older compared to other age groups. A similar trend was observed in Chatham-Kent, however the difference between age groups was not significant. 
  • In Chatham-Kent, the prevalence among those 65 and older was significantly higher compared to Ontarians of the same age group.
Self-reported prevalence of adult current smokers, by age, Chatham-Kent and Ontario, 2015-16
Age-standardized rate of ED visits due to intentional self-harm, Chatham-Kent and Ontario, 2003-2017
By Sex
  • The prevalence of adult current smokers was significantly higher among Ontario males than Ontario females. A similar trend was observed for Chatham-Kent, however the difference between sexes was not significant.
Self-reported prevalence of adult current smokers, by sex, Chatham-Kent and Ontario, 2015-16
Rate of ED visits due to intentional self-harm, by age, Chatham-Kent and Ontario, 2017