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Tobacco smoking - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people: A snapshot, 2004-05

18 Jul 2007
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Tobacco use is of particular concern for the health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, amongst whom smoking prevalence is more than double that of the non-Indigenous population. In 2004-05, half of the adult Indigenous population (50%) were current daily smokers (ABS 2006).Tobacco use is of particular concern for the health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, amongst whom smoking prevalence is more than double that of the non-Indigenous population (DoHA 2006).

This snapshot presents an overview of the prevalence of tobacco smoking among adults in the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population. It also outlines the relationship between smoking and selected health and socioeconomic factors. Unless otherwise stated, data in this article are for Indigenous people aged 18 years and over. 'Current daily smokers' or 'regular smokers' are those people who reported currently smoking, on average, one or more cigarettes (or cigars or pipes) per day at the time of interview.

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2007
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