The prevalence of smoking recorded by GPs in Hackney and the City is negligible in those aged 14 and under, but in 15-19 year olds a slightly higher rate is recorded in girls (5.4%) than boys (4.5%). This gender imbalance is reflected in the national What About YOUth? (WAY) survey data, which estimates the rate of current smoking in Hackney and the City at 8% in 15-year-old girls and 3% in boys (similarly, ex-smoking and tried smoking are also higher in girls than boys). 2 However, at 20-24 years of age recorded smoking prevalence in men (24%) overtakes that in women (22%).

References

  1. “What About YOUth? survey,” Health and Social Care Information Centre, 2015.
  2. “What About YOUth? survey,” Health and Social Care Information Centre, 2015.