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Health Risk Factors

Smoking

In 2004–05, half the adult Indigenous population (50%) were current daily smokers. A daily smoker is someone who smoked one or more cigarettes per day, on average. For both males and females, smoking was more prevalent among Indigenous than non-Indigenous adults in every age group.


Current Daily Smokers, by Indigenous status and sex, 2004–05
Age group (years)
Indigenous
%
Non-Indigenous
%
MALES
18–24
50
29
25–34
56
29
35–44
57
29
45–54
50
25
55 and over
35
14
FEMALES
18–24
51
23
25–34
54
23
35–44
54
23
45–54
51
20
55 and over
26
9
Source: National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Survey, Australia, 2004–05 (cat. no. 4715.0).



Current Daily Smokers by Age groups, Males 2004–05

Source: National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Survey: Australia, 2004–05 (cat. no. 4715.0).



Current Daily Smokers by Age groups, Females 2004–05

Source: National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Survey, Australia, 2004–05 (cat. no. 4715.0)
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Further Information: See National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Survey, Australia, 2004–05 (cat. no. 4715.0).


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