Definition: Percentage of current cancer patients aged 12 years and older reporting daily or occasional smoking compared to the non-cancer patient population if the age distribution in the populations of interest were the same as that of the standard
Number of daily or occasional smokers who are current cancer patients;
Number of daily or occasional smokers who are in the non-cancer patient population
Total number of current cancer patients aged 12 years and older;
Total number of individuals in the non-cancer patient population aged 12 years and older
Data source: Statistics Canada, Canadian Community Health Survey (CCHS)
Measurement timeframe: 2011-2014 combined
In your lifetime, have you smoked a total of 100 or more cigarettes (about 4 packs)?
Have you ever smoked a whole cigarette?
At the present time, do you smoke cigarettes daily, occasionally or not at all?
Have you ever smoked cigarettes daily?
Do you have cancer?
Stratification variables: Cancer status (current cancer patients, non-cancer patient population), sex
Provinces/territories with data available: All provinces/territories
Smoking prevalence by cancer status was age standardized to the 2011 Canadian population to account for the age distribution differences between the current cancer patient population and the non-cancer patient population.
Current cancer patients are defined as those who answered yes to the ‘Do you have cancer?’ question. Those who answered no are defined as the non-cancer patient population.
CCHS data are based on a representative sample which is then extrapolated to the overall population.