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Table 4 Smoking prevalence in males and females, and their sex ratio, in 23 countries

From: Patterns of lung cancer mortality in 23 countries: Application of the Age-Period-Cohort model

Country Prevalence
  Male Female Male: female ratio Rank* Data source$
Taiwan 55.1 3.3 16.7 1 Adult (18 years & older), 1996
Hong Kong 27.1 2.9 9.3 2 Adult (15 years & older), 1998
Singapore 26.9 3.1 8.7 3 Adult (18–64 year olds), 1998
Portugal 30.2 7.1 4.3 4 Adult (15 years & older), 1995–1996
Japan 52.8 13.4 3.9 5 Adult (15 years & older), 1998
Poland 39.0 19.0 2.1 6 Adult, 1998
Italy 32.2 17.3 1.9 7 Adult (14 years & older), 1998
Cuba 48.0 26.3 1.8 8 Adult (15 years & older), 1995
Spain 42.1 24.7 1.7 9 Adult (16 years & older), 1997
Greece 46.0 28.0 1.6 10 Adult, 1994–1998
Hungary 44.0 27.0 1.6 11 Adult (18 years & older), 1998–1999
France 39.0 27.0 1.4 12 Adult (18 years & older), 1997
Finland 27.0 20.0 1.4 13 Adult (15–64 year olds), 1999
USA 27.6 22.1 1.3 14 Adult (18 years & older), 1997
Netherlands 37.0 30.0 1.2 15 Adult (15 years & older), 1998
Belgium 31.0 26.0 1.2 16 Adult (15 years & older), 1999
Canada 27.0 23.0 1.2 17 Adult (15 years & older), 1999
Australia 27.1 23.2 1.2 18 Adult (16 years & older), 1995
New Zealand 26.0 24.0 1.1 19 Adult (15 years & older), 1998
Denmark 32.0 30.0 1.1 20 Adult (14 years & older), 1998
England and Wales 29.0 28.0 1.0 21 Adult (16 years & older), 1996
Norway 33.7 32.3 1.0 22 Adult (16–74 year olds), 1998
Sweden 17.1 22.3 0.8 23 Adult (16–84 year olds), 1998
  1. *Rank by Male: female ratio
  2. $Data were obtained from the World Health Organization