HealthStats NSW
HealthStats NSW
HealthStats NSW

Smoking attributable deaths

Males, Central and Eastern Sydney PHN, 2015
80Males, Central and Eastern Sydney PHN, 2014
83.9Males, Central and Eastern Sydney PHN, 2013
87.6Males, Central and Eastern Sydney PHN, 2012
87.4Males, Central and Eastern Sydney PHN, 2011
88.3Males, Central and Eastern Sydney PHN, 2010
90.9Males, Central and Eastern Sydney PHN, 2009
87.1Males, Central and Eastern Sydney PHN, 2008
95.2Males, Central and Eastern Sydney PHN, 2007
95.2Males, Central and Eastern Sydney PHN, 2006
94.8Males, Central and Eastern Sydney PHN, 2005
99.2Males, Central and Eastern Sydney PHN, 2004
104.9Males, Central and Eastern Sydney PHN, 2003
110.4Males, Central and Eastern Sydney PHN, 2002
110.3Males, Central and Eastern Sydney PHN, 2001
112.9Males, Rest of NSW, 2015
97.2Males, Rest of NSW, 2014
95.1Males, Rest of NSW, 2013
98.3Males, Rest of NSW, 2012
101.4Males, Rest of NSW, 2011
103.4Males, Rest of NSW, 2010
100.9Males, Rest of NSW, 2009
103.1Males, Rest of NSW, 2008
107Males, Rest of NSW, 2007
109.8Males, Rest of NSW, 2006
107.2Males, Rest of NSW, 2005
112.1Males, Rest of NSW, 2004
118.7Males, Rest of NSW, 2003
117.1Males, Rest of NSW, 2002
126.5Males, Rest of NSW, 2001
131.4Females, Central and Eastern Sydney PHN, 2015
43.2Females, Central and Eastern Sydney PHN, 2014
41.9Females, Central and Eastern Sydney PHN, 2013
42.3Females, Central and Eastern Sydney PHN, 2012
45.6Females, Central and Eastern Sydney PHN, 2011
43.4Females, Central and Eastern Sydney PHN, 2010
46.5Females, Central and Eastern Sydney PHN, 2009
44.8Females, Central and Eastern Sydney PHN, 2008
45.9Females, Central and Eastern Sydney PHN, 2007
50.4Females, Central and Eastern Sydney PHN, 2006
47.3Females, Central and Eastern Sydney PHN, 2005
49.6Females, Central and Eastern Sydney PHN, 2004
51.4Females, Central and Eastern Sydney PHN, 2003
50.2Females, Central and Eastern Sydney PHN, 2002
53.1Females, Central and Eastern Sydney PHN, 2001
52.8Females, Rest of NSW, 2015
56Females, Rest of NSW, 2014
56.7Females, Rest of NSW, 2013
54.2Females, Rest of NSW, 2012
56.5Females, Rest of NSW, 2011
56.6Females, Rest of NSW, 2010
56.6Females, Rest of NSW, 2009
55.7Females, Rest of NSW, 2008
57.5Females, Rest of NSW, 2007
58.3Females, Rest of NSW, 2006
55.4Females, Rest of NSW, 2005
56.5Females, Rest of NSW, 2004
59.5Females, Rest of NSW, 2003
60.5Females, Rest of NSW, 2002
62.9Females, Rest of NSW, 2001
61.6
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    Mortality estimates for years up to 2005 are based on Australian Bureau of Statistics death registration data. Data from 2006 onwards were provided by the Australian Coordinating Registry, Cause of Death Unit Record File; the data for the most 2 recent years are preliminary (SAPHaRI, Centre for Epidemiology and Evidence, NSW Ministry of Health)

  • + Notes

    Calculated using age and sex-specific aetiological fractions from the Australian Burden of Disease Study 2011: methods and supplementary information.

    Only NSW residents are included. Deaths were classified using ICD-10. Rates were age-adjusted using the Australian population as at 30 June 2001.

    Counts of deaths for the latest years of data include an estimate of the number of deaths occurring in that year but registered in the next year. Data on late registrations were unavailable at the time of production.

    LL/UL 95%CI = lower and upper limits of the 95% confidence interval for the point estimate. All PHNs include records where the Primary Health Network is missing or not stated as well as records assigned to the NSW portion of the Murray PHN.

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    • Codes: Aetiologic fractions

      Calculated using age and sex-specific aetiological fractions from the Australian Burden of Disease Study 2011: methods and supplementary information.

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    • Key points: Smoking

      Latest available information

      Data from the NSW Population Health Survey is used to measure the NSW State Government targets on reducing smoking in the population and is comparable with other sources of information on smoking in NSW.

      • 10.3% of adults aged 16 years and over (12.7% of men and 8.0% of women) smoked daily in NSW in 2018 and 14.8% (18.2% of men and 11.4% of women) were current (daily or occasional) smokers. Estimates were produced from the NSW Adult Population Health Survey (self-reported using Computer Assisted Telephone Interviewing or CATI).

      • 14.8% of persons aged 15 years and over (18.3% of males and 11.5% of females) in NSW were current smokers (defined as daily, at least once a week or less than weekly), as estimated from the 2017-18 National Health Survey (interviewer-administered questionnaire).

      • 8.8% of mothers smoked during pregnancy in 2017, as reported to the NSW Perinatal Data Collection.

      Latest available data for secondary school students in NSW

      • 6.4% of students aged 12-17 years (7.0% of boys and 5.7% of girls) were current smokers, as estimated from the 2017 NSW School Students Health Behaviours Survey (self-completed questionnaire).

      Latest available data for adult Aboriginal persons in NSW

      • 22.7% of Aboriginal adults aged 16 years and over smoked daily in NSW in 2017-2018 and 28.2% were current (daily or occasional) smokers. Estimates were produced from the NSW Adult Population Health Survey (self-reported using CATI).

      • 42.4% of Aboriginal mothers smoked during pregnancy in 2017, as reported to the NSW Perinatal Data Collection.

      Overall trends in NSW

      Self-reported data on current smoking have been collected for adults in NSW since 1997 through the NSW Population Health Survey, since 1977-78 through the National Health Survey (from 1995), since 1985 through the National Drug Strategy Household Survey, and since 2011 through the Australian Health Survey.

      Self-reported data on current smoking have been collected for students in NSW since 1984 through the NSW School Students Health Behaviours Survey.

      Prevalence estimates, although differing slightly between surveys because of different sampling frames, participation rates and modes of collection (telephone, self-completed questionnaires, face-to-face personal interview and drop-and-collect) have all been decreasing over time.

      Hospitalisations attributable to smoking

      A total of 60,249 hospitalisations were attributed to smoking in NSW in 2017-18, which was approximately 2.0% of all hospitalisations.

      The rate of hospitalisations attributable to smoking decreased in males by nearly 23%, compared to a 10% decrease among females in NSW between 2001-02 and 2017-18. Rates have stabilised in recent years.

      The rate of hospitalisations attributable to smoking increased in both Aboriginal males and Aboriginal females in the period between 2001-02 and 2011-12. In recent years, the rates have remained stable.

      Deaths attributable to smoking

      A total of 6,850 deaths were attributed to smoking in NSW in 2016, which was approximately 13% of all deaths in 2016.

      The historically declining trend in the rate of deaths attributable to smoking has stabilised in recent years to 2016.  In 2016, the rate of deaths attributable to smoking in males and females was 85.3 and53.8 deaths per 100,000 population, respectively .

      References

      Australian Institute of Health and Welfare. National Drug Strategy Household Survey report. Available at: http://www.aihw.gov.au/alcohol-and-other-drugs/data-sources/ndshs-2013/

      Australian Bureau of Statistics. Australian Health Survey. Available at: http://www.abs.gov.au/australianhealthsurvey

    • Introduction: Smoking

      Smoking and health implications

      Tobacco smoking is one of the biggest causes of premature death and is a leading preventable cause of chronic disease in New South Wales. It is a major risk factor for cardiovascular disease, a range of cancers, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, coronary heart disease and a variety of other diseases and conditions. Approximately one in five of all cancer deaths are due to tobacco smoking.

      There is a no safe level of exposure to second-hand tobacco smoke. In adults, breathing second-hand smoke can increase the risk of heart disease, lung cancer and other lung diseases. It can worsen the effects of existing illnesses such as asthma and bronchitis. For children, inhaling second-hand smoke is even more dangerous. Children are more likely to suffer health problems due to second-hand smoke such as bronchitis, pneumonia and asthma.

      Interventions 

      Australia has one of the most comprehensive tobacco control policies and programs in the world. The aim of the tobacco control programs in NSW is to contribute to a continuing reduction of smoking prevalence rates in the community.

      Information on NSW Health tobacco and smoking control programs and policies is available at: http://www.health.nsw.gov.au/tobacco.

      Useful websites:

      Cancer Institute at: https://www.cancerinstitute.org.au/

      I Can Quit at http://www.icanquit.com.au

      Quitline at http://www.quit.org.au/preparing-to-quit/choosing-best-way-to-quit/quitline

    • Interventions in NSW: Smoking

      Information on NSW Health programs and policies is available at http://www.health.nsw.gov.au/tobacco.

    • For more information: Smoking

      Useful websites include:

      Australian Bureau of Statistics at http://www.abs.gov.au

      Australian Institute of Health and Welfare at http://www.aihw.gov.au

      I Can Quit at http://www.icanquit.com.au

      Quitline at http://www.quit.org.au/preparing-to-quit/choosing-best-way-to-quit/quitline

Last Updated At: Tuesday, 11 December 2018