Definitions for the Canadian Student Tobacco, Alcohol and Drugs Survey 2014-15
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- Current smoker
Has smoked at least 100 cigarettes in his/her lifetime, and includes the following:
- Current daily - a current smoker who has smoked at least one cigarette per day for each of the 30 days preceding the survey.
- Current occasional - a current smoker who has smoked at least one cigarette during the past 30 days, but has not smoked every day
- Former smoker
- Smoked at least 100 cigarettes in his/her lifetime and has not smoked at all during the past 30 days.
- Experimental smoker
- Has smoked at least one whole cigarette, has not smoked 100 or more cigarettes in his/her lifetime and has smoked in the last 30 days.
- Former experimental smoker
- Has smoked at least one whole cigarette, has not smoked 100 or more cigarettes in his/her lifetime and has not smoked at all in the past 30 days.
- Someone who has just tried a few puffs of a cigarette, but has never smoked a whole cigarette.
- Ever tried a cigarette
- Someone who has ever tried a cigarette, even a few puffs.
- Never tried a cigarette
- Someone who has never tried a cigarette, not even a few puffs.
- Prevalence of smoking
- The proportion of cigarette smokers in the target population.
- Amount smoked
- The average number of cigarettes smoked per day by daily smokers.
- Social sources of cigarettes
- Family/friend/someone gives them / take from family member / buy from friend or someone else / ask someone to buy them.
- 95% confidence interval
- This provides a range of values in which the estimated prevalence will fall 95% of the time (i.e., if the survey was repeated 20 times, the results would fall within this range 19 of those times, or 19 times out of 20).
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