Table 2—

Prevalence of smoking in European Community Respiratory Health Survey I and change in smoking during the study period

Age yrs#FemalesMales
PrevalenceNet change·10 yr−1PrevalenceNet change·10 yr−1
20–<2826.6−2.0 (−4.6–0.5)35.6−4.7 (−7.2– −2.1)
28–<3431.9−5.8 (−8.2– −3.3)39.0−7.5 (−10– −4.9)
34–<4035.1−4.1 (−6.4– −1.8)37.2−9.0 (−12–6.2)
40–4831.3−6.0 (−8.0– −4.1)35.9−8.9 (−12,–6.3)
20–4831.2−4.5 (−5.7– −3.3)36.9−7.5 (−8.9– −6.2)
  • Data are presented as %, unless otherwise stated. #: age difference of p = 0.002; : sex difference of p = 0.001.