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In 2018, 9.9% of the population in Greytown were regular smokers.
Smoking is the major cause of preventable disease in New Zealand. Data on smoking prevalence is used by those working in the health sector to:
'Do you smoke cigarettes regularly (that is, one or more a day)?', and 'Have you ever been a regular smoker of one or more cigarettes a day'
|Smoking behaviour||Number||%||South Wairarapa District %||Number||%||South Wairarapa District %||2013 to 2018|
|Never smoked regularly||1,221||59.9||56.4||996||54.5||49.8||+225|
|Not stated / included||--||--||--||120||6.6||7.6||-120|
|Total population aged 15+||2,040||100.0||100.0||1,827||100.0||100.0||+213|
Analysis of smoking behaviour in Greytown in 2018 compared to South Wairarapa District shows that there was a lower proportion of people were regular smokers, a similar proportion of people who were ex-smokers and a increased by proportion of people who had never smoked regularly.
Overall, 9.9% of Greytown's population were current smokers, 30.3% were ex-smokers and 59.9% had never smoked regularly, compared with 13.4%, 30.2% and 56.4% for South Wairarapa District respectively.
The largest changes in the smoking behaviour of the population in Greytown between 2013 and 2018 were for:
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