Definition: The percentage of non-smokers aged 12 or older who reported being exposed to smoke at home, in a vehicle or in a public place every day or almost every day over the previous year
Numerator: Number of non-smokers aged 12 years and older who reported someone smoking near them every day or almost every day
Denominator: Non-smokers aged 12 years and older
Data source: Statistics Canada, Canadian Community Health Survey (CCHS)
Measurement timeframe: By province – 2014. For overall trends, Canada – 2003 to 2014 (no data for 2004 and 2006)
Including both household members and regular visitors, does anyone smoke inside your home, every day or almost every day?
In the past month, were you exposed to second-hand smoke every day or almost every day, in a car or other private vehicle?
In the past month, were you exposed to second-hand smoke, every day or almost every day, in public places?
Stratification variables: Province/territory, age group (12-15, 16-19, 20-34, 35-44, 45-64, 65+), setting (home, vehicle, public)
Provinces/territories with data available: All provinces/territories
Trend data were extracted from Statistics Canada’s CANSIM Table 105-0501 (Health indicator profile). Before 2009, all rates in this table are calculated including non-response categories (“refusal”, “don't know”, and “not stated”) in the denominator.
CCHS data are based on a representative sample which is then extrapolated to the overall population.