Smoking prevalence, males (% of adults) - Country Ranking

Definition: Prevalence of smoking, male is the percentage of men ages 15 and over who smoke any form of tobacco, including cigarettes, cigars, pipes or any other smoked tobacco products. Data include daily and non-daily or occasional smoking.

Source: World Health Organization, Global Health Observatory Data Repository (http://apps.who.int/ghodata/).

See also: Thematic map, Time series comparison

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Rank Country Value Year
1 Indonesia 71.80 2012
2 Kiribati 67.30 2012
3 Jordan 63.60 2012
4 Russia 60.30 2012
5 Lao PDR 59.80 2012
6 Georgia 58.60 2012
7 Sierra Leone 55.00 2012
8 Armenia 54.80 2012
9 Greece 54.30 2012
10 Cuba 53.20 2012
11 Albania 52.10 2012
12 Korea 51.70 2012
13 Ukraine 51.40 2012
14 Latvia 50.50 2012
15 Kyrgyz Republic 50.20 2012
16 Lesotho 50.10 2012
17 Belarus 49.40 2012
18 Mongolia 49.30 2012
19 China 49.00 2012
19 Bosnia and Herzegovina 49.00 2012
21 Azerbaijan 48.60 2012
22 Tonga 48.40 2012
23 Vietnam 47.60 2012
24 Kazakhstan 46.30 2012
25 Egypt 45.90 2012
26 Philippines 45.80 2012
27 Serbia 45.50 2012
28 Cambodia 45.20 2012
28 Bulgaria 45.20 2012
30 Malaysia 44.90 2012
31 Samoa 44.80 2012
32 Moldova 44.60 2012
33 Seychelles 44.00 2012
34 Bangladesh 43.70 2012
35 Estonia 43.60 2012
36 Lebanon 43.00 2012
37 Turkey 42.70 2012
38 Morocco 42.50 2012
39 Thailand 42.30 2012
40 Chile 41.70 2012
40 Israel 41.70 2012
42 Mauritius 41.30 2012
43 Slovak Republic 40.70 2012
44 Pakistan 40.60 2012
44 Fiji 40.60 2012
46 Lithuania 40.50 2012
47 Bahrain 40.10 2012
48 Romania 39.50 2012
49 Croatia 39.40 2012
50 Mauritania 38.90 2012
51 Nepal 38.70 2012
52 Andorra 38.50 2012
53 Czech Republic 38.00 2012
54 Austria 37.40 2012
55 Honduras 37.20 2012
56 Namibia 36.40 2012
57 Japan 36.30 2012
58 Myanmar 35.20 2012
59 Poland 34.90 2012
60 Hungary 34.50 2012
61 Spain 33.70 2012
61 Cameroon 33.70 2012
63 Bolivia 33.60 2012
63 Germany 33.60 2012
65 Mozambique 33.40 2012
66 Burkina Faso 33.10 2012
67 Mali 32.60 2012
68 Portugal 32.40 2012
69 Congo 32.10 2012
69 South Africa 32.10 2012
71 Argentina 31.80 2012
72 Malta 31.50 2012
72 Zimbabwe 31.50 2012
74 Paraguay 31.30 2012
75 France 31.10 2012
76 Uruguay 30.00 2012
77 Jamaica 29.50 2012
78 Tanzania 29.20 2012
78 Brunei 29.20 2012
80 Italy 29.10 2012
81 Sri Lanka 28.80 2012
82 Switzerland 28.30 2012
83 Belgium 28.00 2012
84 Singapore 27.70 2012
85 Netherlands 27.50 2012
86 Luxembourg 27.40 2012
87 Zambia 27.30 2012
88 Malawi 26.60 2012
89 Saudi Arabia 26.30 2012
90 Uzbekistan 25.90 2012
91 Kenya 25.70 2012
92 Norway 25.50 2012
93 Liberia 25.40 2012
94 Finland 25.00 2012
95 Comoros 24.40 2012
96 Ireland 24.20 2012
97 Slovenia 23.60 2012
98 Mexico 23.30 2012
99 Iran 22.90 2012
100 India 22.80 2012
101 Sweden 22.30 2012
102 Senegal 22.10 2012
103 United Kingdom 21.80 2012
104 Haiti 21.20 2012
105 United States 21.00 2012
105 Brazil 21.00 2012
105 Denmark 21.00 2012
108 Cabo Verde 20.20 2012
109 Costa Rica 19.80 2012
110 Canada 19.50 2012
111 Iceland 19.30 2012
112 Dominican Republic 19.10 2012
113 Oman 18.90 2012
114 Australia 18.40 2012
115 Swaziland 18.20 2012
116 Uganda 18.10 2012
117 Colombia 17.20 2012
118 Benin 16.40 2012
119 Niger 15.90 2012
119 Nigeria 15.90 2012
121 Ecuador 15.10 2012
122 Barbados 13.20 2012
123 Panama 12.50 2012
124 Ghana 12.10 2012
125 Ethiopia 8.90 2012

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Statistical Concept and Methodology: The limited availability of data on health status is a major constraint in assessing the health situation in developing countries. Surveillance data are lacking for many major public health concerns. Estimates of prevalence and incidence are available for some diseases but are often unreliable and incomplete. National health authorities differ widely in capacity and willingness to collect or report information. To compensate for this and improve reliability and international comparability, the World Health Organization (WHO) prepares estimates in accordance with epidemiological models and statistical standards. Smoking is the most common form of tobacco use and the prevalence of smoking is therefore a good measure of the tobacco epidemic. (Corrao MA, Guindon GE, Sharma N, Shokoohi DF (eds). Tobacco Control Country Profiles, 2000, American Cancer Society, Atlanta.) Tobacco use causes heart and other vascular diseases and cancers of the lung and other organs. Given the long delay between starting to smoke and the onset of disease, the health impact of smoking will increase rapidly only in the next few decades. The data presented are age-standardized rates for adults ages 15 and older from the WHO.

Aggregation method: Weighted average

Periodicity: Annual