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Consumption of tobacco. Prevalence. By sex and age groups

Consumption of tobacco. Prevalence. By sex and age groups Catalonia. 2022
Men Women Total
Total 28.8 19.6 24.1
From 15 to 24 years 19.3 18.7 19.0
From 25 to 34 years 39.1 25.7 32.4
From 35 to 44 years 38.0 26.3 32.2
From 45 to 54 years 31.4 20.9 26.3
From 55 to 64 years 28.9 23.8 26.3
From 65 years and more 15.5 7.6 11.1
From 15 to 64 years 31.8 23.2 27.6
Units: Per cent.
Source: Ministry of Health. Campaign for the prevention and control of smoking. Survey on the consumption of tobacco, alcohol and drugs, 1998. Catalan Health Survey Enquesta de salut de Catalunya 2002, 2006, (2011-2021).
Note: People aged 15 and over who smoke (daily and occasional smokers).

Last update: May 31, 2023.

Statistics ESCA

Methodological note

Definition of concepts

Passive smoker
Person who does not smoke tobacco, but who breathes it in.
Person who regularly or occasionally smokes tobacco. The consequences depend on several factors, such as the number of cigarettes smoked, how deeply the smoke is breathed in, how long it is held in the lungs and how many years the person has smoked, etc.
Smoking addiction
This is a drug dependency owing to behavioural, psychological, social and pharmacological factors. It leads to repeated tobacco consumption with serious health consequences.

Methodological aspects

As for data on the consumption of tobacco, managed by the Department of Health, until 2006 the data is taken from the Health Survey conducted every four years. From 2011, the data is taken from a continuous survey conducted each year.

Unavailable information is represented using the symbol ":". When the value is lower than that of the minimum unit to be able to estimate the statistical operation or if it effects statistical confidentiality, the symbol used is "..".