Daily smokers

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TREND ASSESSMENT: Daily smokers - Belgium

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

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).

This text is based on the Statistical Annex of the Voluntary National Review of Belgium (VNR) presented to the July 2017 United Nations High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development.

VNR Indicator: Daily smokers, percentage of population aged 15 years and over

Definition: percentage of the population (15 years and over) that reports smoking daily.

Objective: this indicator should decrease as it measures the implementation of Target 3.a. Tobacco use is also a well-known cause of chronic diseases. A decrease of this indicator would thus contribute to reduce the incidence of those diseases.

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

UNSTAT Indicator 3.a.1: Age-standardized prevalence of current tobacco use among persons aged 15 years and older