Table 8

Smoking habits of a random sample of Icelandic men (n=1320) and women (n=1390) and of trade union members (men, n=450, and women n=205), age range 15–89 years

Smoking categoriesPopulation sampleTrade union members
Men n (%)Women n (%)Men n (%)Women n (%)
Never smoked569  (43.1)627  (45.1)180  (40.0)91  (44.4)
Stopped smoking:
 >1 y ago301 (22.8)292 (21.0)150 (33.3)61 (29.8)
 <1 y ago65 (4.9)52 (3.7)25 (5.6)6 (2.9)
Smoker, not daily62 (4.7)77 (5.6)25 (5.6)9 (4.4)
Smoker, daily324 (24.5)341 (24.5)70 (15.6)38 (18.5)