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Tobacco smoking in the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population, 2004-05

Posted on: 18 September, 2009
Issue: Vol 9 No 3, July 2009 - September 2009
Related to Tobacco use

Australian Bureau of Statistics (2009)
Tobacco smoking in the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population, 2004-05.
Canberra: Australian Bureau of Statistics

To provide an overview of smoking in the Indigenous population, this report used data from the National Health Survey: Summary of Results: 2004-05; the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Survey: 2004-05; and Tobacco Smoking – Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people: A snapshot, 2004-05. It was found that half of Indigenous Australian adults smoke (50%), and among Indigenous men living in remote areas nearly 60% smoke. The Indigenous population is nearly twice as likely to smoke regularly compared with the non-Indigenous population and this rate applies across all age groups. Indigenous females are nearly three times more likely to smoke regularly than non-Indigenous females.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

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