Smoking

Public Health England (PHE) produce the Local Tobacco Control Profiles for England, presenting 67 indicators that provide a snapshot of the extent of tobacco use, tobacco related harm and measures being taken to reduce this harm at a local level. 

The interactive tool presents a range of smoking-related indicators and allows users to view and analyse data in a user-friendly format.  The latest profiles for Cambridgeshire and Peterborough can be downloaded in PDF format hereThe tool was updated in May 2017, adding more recent data to 8 indicators and inequalities breakdowns have been added for 2 indicators. The next update will be on Tuesday 1st August 2017.

 

Smoking prevalence in adults aged 18+ - 2016 data

Cambridgeshire - 15.2% (95% CI 13.2% to 19.9%)

     Cambridge - 15.1% (95% CI 9.9% to 20.3%)

     East Cambridgeshire - 15.3% (95% CI 9.7% to 21.0%)

     Fenland - 21.6% (95% CI 15.6% to 27.5%)

     Huntingdonshire - 14.0% (95% CI 10.3% to 17.7%)

     South Cambridgeshire - 12.8% (95% CI 9.1% to 16.4%)

Peterborough - 15.3% (95% CI 9.7% to 21.0%)

England average - 15.5%

 

Key:  Statistically significantly worse than the England average

Statistically similar to the England average

Statistically significantly better than the England average

Source: Local Tobacco Control Profile / Public Health Outcomes Framework indicator 2.14 (Data from the Annual Population Survey(APS))

 

Other indicators

How does Cambridgeshire compare to the England average?

  • The percentage of all adults and adults in routine and manual occupations that have never smoked is statistically significantly worse than the England average (APS, 2016).
  • The rate of successful quitters (CO validated) at 4 weeks per 100,000 smokers is worse in Cambridgeshire when compared with the England average (2015/16 data).
  • The percentage of people who set a quit date with a Stop Smoking Service for whom there was a valid NS-SEC recorded (social economic group) is worse in Cambridgeshire when compared with the England average (2015/16 data).

How do Cambridgeshire's districts compare to the England average?

The picture for Cambridgeshire's districts is generally positive with only a few indicators rating significantly worse than the England average, but notably more in Fenland.

Cambridge, Huntingdonshire and South Cambridgeshire have no indicators rating significantly worse than the England average (excluding old prevalence measures).

East Cambridgeshire

  • The percentage of adults that self-reported never smoking is statistically significantly worse in East Cambridgeshire than the England average (APS, 2016).

Fenland

  • The prevalence of all adults and adults in routine and manual occupations that have never smoked is statistically significantly worse in Fenland than the England average (APS, 2016).
  • The percentage of the population who classify themselves as current smokers according to the GP Patient Survey (GPPS) is also worse in Fenland compared with the England average (2015/16 data).
  • The percentage of the population who classify themselves as never having smoked according to the GP Patient Survey (GPPS) is also worse in Fenland compared with the England average (2015/16 data).
  • Potential years of life lost due to smoking related illness is worse in Fenland when compared with the England average (2013-15 data).
  • Emergency hospital admissions for COPD are higher in Fenland when compared with the England average (2015/16 data).

How does Peterborough compare to the England average?

  • The percentage of the population who classify themselves as current smokers according to the GP Patient Survey (GPPS) is worse in Peterborough compared with the England average (2015/16 data).  Prevalence data based on the Quality and Outcomes Framework also indicate a rate worse than the national average (2015/16 data).
  • The percentage of the population who classify themselves as never having smoked according to the GP Patient Survey (GPPS) is worse in Peterborough compared with the England average (2015/16 data).
  • The use of e-cigarettes among children aged 15 is statistically significantly higher in Peterborough than the England average (2014/15 data).
  • Potential years of life lost due to smoking related illness is higher in Peterborough when compared with the England average (2013-15 data).
  • Peterborough has the highest rate of hospital admissions for asthma in under 19 year olds in the region and is significantly higher than the England average rate
  • Smoking attributable hospital admissions are higher in Peterborough than the England average (2015/16 data).
  • Emergency hospital admissions for COPD are higher in Peterborough when compared with the England average (2015/16 data).
  • The percentage of 15 year olds in Peterborough recognising that other people smoking can harm the health of non-smokers is statistically significantly lower in Peterborough compared to the national average (2014/15 data).
  • The rate of smokers setting a quit date is worse in Peterborough when compared with the England average (2015/16 data).

 

Other smoking information sources

NHS Digital - Statistics on Smoking - England, 2016

ONS - Adult smoking habits in the UK, 2016

 

 


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