Skip to main content

Table 3 Current adult smokers: Proportion with one or more mental disorders in the 12 months prior to the survey, by type of disorder

From: Smoking and mental illness: results from population surveys in Australia and the United States

  US (NCS-R)a Australia (SMHWB)b
  Proportion of current smokers
(%)
95% CI Proportion of current smokers
(%)
95% CI
Mental disorders     
   Anxiety disorders     
Panic disorder 6.6 5.5 – 7.7 4.6 3.2 – 6.0
Agoraphobia 6.0 4.9 – 7.1 4.7 3.6 – 5.8
Social phobia 10.7 9.1 – 12.3 7.0 5.6 – 8.4
Generalised anxiety disorder 4.9 4.0 – 5.9 5.6 4.0 – 7.2
Obsessive-compulsive disorder n.a.   3.5 2.2 – 4.8
Post-traumatic stress disorder 7.0 5.6 – 8.3 9.7 7.8 – 11.6
Any anxiety disorder * 22.8 20.2 – 25.4 21.6 18.7 – 24.5
   Affective disorders     
Depressive episode 5.6 4.5 – 6.7 7.0 5.3 – 8.7
Dysthymia 4.5 3.4 – 5.5 2.2 1.2 – 3.2
Bipolar affective disorder 5.1 4.1 – 6.1 4.6 3.1 – 6.1
Any affective disorder * 12.5 10.9 – 14.1 12.1 9.9 – 14.3
   Substance use disorders     
Alcohol harmful use 7.2 5.9 – 8.6 5.8 4.2 – 7.4
Alcohol dependence 4.0 2.5 – 5.4 4.0 2.8 – 5.2
Drug use disorder 3.5 2.6 – 4.4 4.7 3.4 – 6.0
Any substance use disorder * 9.6 7.7 – 11.5 12.3 10.2 – 14.4
Any mental disorder * 31.7 29.5 – 33.8 32.4 29.5 – 35.3
No mental disorder 68.3 66.2 – 70.5 67.6 64.6 – 70.0
Total smokers 100.0   100.0  
  1. * Note: As a person may have had more than one disorder in the 12 months prior to the survey, the components will not add to the totals shown.
  2. a Source: National Comorbidity Survey – Replication [46].
  3. b Source: 2007 Australian Survey of Mental Health and Wellbeing [43].