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

Definition: Prevalence of smoking, female is the percentage of women 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 Nauru 52.00 2015
2 Kiribati 40.90 2015
3 Serbia 39.70 2015
4 Chile 36.00 2015
5 Austria 34.80 2015
6 Croatia 33.50 2015
7 Greece 32.70 2015
8 Lebanon 31.00 2015
9 Bosnia and Herzegovina 30.00 2015
10 Czech Republic 29.00 2015
11 Germany 28.30 2015
12 Bulgaria 28.20 2015
13 Andorra 27.80 2015
14 Spain 27.10 2015
15 France 25.60 2015
16 Estonia 24.90 2015
17 Hungary 24.80 2015
18 Latvia 24.30 2015
19 Netherlands 23.90 2015
20 Poland 23.70 2015
21 Russia 22.80 2015
22 Romania 22.70 2015
23 Lithuania 22.20 2015
24 Norway 22.10 2015
25 Ireland 21.90 2015
26 Luxembourg 21.40 2015
27 Sweden 20.80 2015
28 Malta 20.20 2015
29 Belgium 20.00 2015
30 Switzerland 19.70 2015
30 Italy 19.70 2015
32 Uruguay 19.40 2015
33 Israel 19.30 2015
34 Samoa 18.90 2015
35 Finland 18.50 2015
36 United Kingdom 18.40 2015
36 Argentina 18.40 2015
38 Slovenia 18.10 2015
39 Cuba 17.80 2015
40 Slovak Republic 17.60 2015
41 Bolivia 17.10 2015
42 Denmark 16.40 2015
43 Iceland 15.10 2015
44 United States 15.00 2015
45 Ukraine 14.00 2015
46 Portugal 13.70 2015
47 Australia 13.10 2015
48 Tonga 13.00 2015
49 Turkey 12.40 2015
49 Fiji 12.40 2015
51 Canada 12.20 2015
52 Sierra Leone 12.00 2015
53 Namibia 11.40 2015
54 Brazil 11.30 2015
55 Nepal 11.10 2015
56 Jordan 10.70 2015
57 Japan 10.60 2015
57 Belarus 10.60 2015
59 Dominican Republic 9.40 2015
60 Kazakhstan 9.30 2015
61 Lao PDR 9.10 2015
62 Seychelles 8.80 2015
63 Philippines 8.50 2015
64 Costa Rica 8.30 2015
65 Paraguay 7.90 2015
66 Bahrain 7.60 2015
66 Albania 7.60 2015
68 Mexico 6.60 2015
69 South Africa 6.50 2015
70 Myanmar 6.40 2015
71 Colombia 6.20 2015
72 Comoros 6.00 2015
72 Malawi 6.00 2015
74 Jamaica 5.90 2015
74 Mozambique 5.90 2015
74 Peru 5.90 2015
77 Georgia 5.70 2015
78 Rwanda 5.50 2015
79 Moldova 5.40 2015
80 Mongolia 5.30 2015
81 Singapore 5.00 2015
82 Zambia 4.60 2015
83 Burkina Faso 4.50 2015
84 Korea 4.20 2015
85 Tanzania 3.80 2015
86 Mauritania 3.70 2015
87 Indonesia 3.60 2015
87 Kyrgyz Republic 3.60 2015
89 Cabo Verde 3.50 2015
90 Ecuador 3.30 2015
90 Mauritius 3.30 2015
92 Mali 3.20 2015
93 Brunei 3.10 2015
94 Pakistan 3.00 2015
95 Uganda 2.90 2015
95 Saudi Arabia 2.90 2015
97 Cambodia 2.80 2015
98 Panama 2.60 2015
99 Haiti 2.50 2015
100 Liberia 2.40 2015
101 Thailand 2.30 2015
102 Swaziland 2.20 2015
103 Honduras 2.10 2015
103 Kenya 2.10 2015
103 Zimbabwe 2.10 2015
106 India 1.90 2015
107 China 1.80 2015
108 Congo 1.70 2015
109 Armenia 1.50 2015
110 Malaysia 1.40 2015
110 Morocco 1.40 2015
112 Uzbekistan 1.30 2015
112 Vietnam 1.30 2015
114 Nigeria 1.10 2015
115 Benin 1.00 2015
115 Oman 1.00 2015
117 Barbados 0.90 2015
117 Cameroon 0.90 2015
119 Senegal 0.70 2015
119 Iran 0.70 2015
119 Bangladesh 0.70 2015
122 Ethiopia 0.50 2015
123 Ghana 0.40 2015
123 Sri Lanka 0.40 2015
123 Azerbaijan 0.40 2015
123 Lesotho 0.40 2015
127 Egypt 0.30 2015
128 Niger 0.20 2015

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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