Tobacco Use in Canada
Patterns and Trends - 2015 Edition

SMOKING AND SELF-RATED HEALTH


General Health
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General Health

CTADS respondents were asked to rate their own health. As shown in Figure 1.11 (below), self-rated health varied significantly by smoking status(19): only half of current smokers reported “excellent” or “very good” health, compared to 60% of former smokers and 70% of never smokers.

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The same pattern was observed among both males and females, with little variation from the overall estimates shown above in Figure 1.11 (data not shown).

Self-rated health varied by age; however, within each age group, a significantly lower proportion of current smokers reported “excellent” or “very good” health, compared to non-smokers(20-24). (Figure 1.12).

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