Daily smokers

In 2015, in Belgium 18.1% of the population aged 15 and over smoked daily. To achieve the sustainable development goal by 2030, this share must be reduced to 13.1%. Despite a downward trend since 2000, this objective will not be reached.

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Daily smokers - Belgium - trend assessment

percentage of population aged 15 years and over

 2000200520102015202020252030
observations23.521.519.818.1------
trend and extrapolation23.521.519.818.117.016.416.0
objective 203013.113.113.113.113.113.113.1

WIV-ISP; WHO (2015), WHO global report on trends in prevalence of tobacco smoking 2015, http://www.who.int/ (consulted on 01/12/2017) & calculations FPB.

Daily smokers - Belgium and international comparison

percentage of population aged 15 years and over, fitted trends

 20002005201020152015//20002015//2010
Belgium23.521.519.818.1-1.7-1.8
Germany24.823.521.920.7-1.2-1.1
France25.323.621.920.5-1.4-1.3
Netherlands25.422.820.318.0-2.3-2.4
//: Average Growth Rates

WIV-ISP; WHO (2015), WHO global report on trends in prevalence of tobacco smoking 2015, http://www.who.int/ (consulted on 01/12/2017).

Daily smokers by sex - Belgium

percentage of population aged 15 years and over

 199720012004200820132013//19972013//2008
females19.719.919.717.716.4-1.1-1.5
males31.228.628.023.621.6-2.3-1.8
//: Average Growth Rates

Scientific Institute of Public Health (2014), Gisle L., La consommation de tabac, in: Gisle L., Demarest S. (éd.), Enquête de santé 2013. Rapport 2: Comportements de santé et style de vie, WIV-ISP, Bruxelles; Scientific Institute of Public Health (2017), Belgian Health Interview Survey - Interactive Analysis, https://hisia.wiv-isp.be/ (consulted on 23/11/2017).

Daily smokers by education - Belgium

percentage of population aged 15 years and over

 199720012004200820132013//19972013//2008
primary education26.321.125.422.118.4-2.2-3.6
lower secondary education32.027.528.129.126.0-1.3-2.2
higher secondary education27.127.327.325.125.6-0.40.4
higher education20.020.718.113.111.8-3.2-2.1
//: Average Growth Rates

Scientific Institute of Public Health (2014), Gisle L., La consommation de tabac, in: Gisle L., Demarest S. (éd.), Enquête de santé 2013. Rapport 2: Comportements de santé et style de vie, WIV-ISP, Bruxelles; Scientific Institute of Public Health (2017), Belgian Health Interview Survey - Interactive Analysis, https://hisia.wiv-isp.be/ (consulted on 23/11/2017).

Daily smokers by income - Belgium

percentage of population aged 15 years and over

 199720012004200820132013//19972013//2008
quintile 128.027.028.626.224.4-0.9-1.4
quintile 226.523.325.622.221.5-1.3-0.6
quintile 328.325.223.021.021.3-1.80.3
quintile 424.223.423.320.818.4-1.7-2.4
quintile 519.323.119.514.311.6-3.1-4.1
//: Average Growth Rates

Scientific Institute of Public Health (2014), Gisle L., La consommation de tabac, in: Gisle L., Demarest S. (éd.), Enquête de santé 2013. Rapport 2: Comportements de santé et style de vie, WIV-ISP, Bruxelles; Scientific Institute of Public Health (2017), Belgian Health Interview Survey - Interactive Analysis, https://hisia.wiv-isp.be/ (consulted on 23/11/2017).

UN target: 3.a - Strengthen the implementation of the World Health Organization Framework Convention on Tobacco Control in all countries, as appropriate.

UN indicator: the selected indicator corresponds to indicator 3.a.1 - Age-standardized prevalence of current tobacco use among persons aged 15 years and older.

Sources

  • SDGs, Sustainable Development Goals: United Nations (2015), Transforming our world: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Resolution adopted by the General Assembly on 25 September 2015, document A/RES/70/1.

  • Indicators: United Nations (2017), Work of the Statistical Commission pertaining to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Resolution adopted by the General Assembly on 6 July 2017, document A/RES/71/313.

  • UN Sustainable Development Knowledge Platform: https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/ (consulted on 23/10/2018).

  • Sustainable Development Goal indicators website: https://unstats.un.org/sdgs/ (consulted on 23/10/2018).

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