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Annual Statistics on Smoking Cessation Services in Northern Ireland

Creator:

Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety, Northern Ireland

Subject Keywords: Smoking cessation
Topic: Health Inequalities
Health Inequalities
Catalogue: Data
Primary Data Sources
Type: Dataset
Region: Northern Ireland
Description:

The Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety in Northern Ireland’s Hospital Information branch provide information on the provision of smoking cessation services to support those who wish to quit, preventative initiatives and the promotion of smoke-free environments. It also addresses inequalities by targeting vulnerable groups: • children and young people • pregnant women • disadvantaged adults. Data are included on the monitoring of smoking cessation services during the period 1st April to 31st March of the following year. It provides data in respect of clients who set a quit date during that year and 52 weeks follow-up. For example, during the period 1 April 2005 to 31 March 2006 8,702 people set a quit date through the smoking cessation services. This is an increase of 1,333 (18%) on the figure for the same reporting period 2004/05. Of those setting a quit date, the majority (81%) were aged 18-59 years: 3% were under 18, 26% were aged 18-34, 24% were aged 35-44, 30% were aged 45-59, and 16% were aged 60 and over.

Date:

01/01/2006

Rights: © Crown copyright
Suggested citation:

Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety, Northern Ireland. (2006) Annual Statistics on Smoking Cessation Services in Northern Ireland [Online]. Available from: http://publichealthwell.ie/node/5281 [Accessed: 23rd July 2019].

  

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