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Smoking: Sandwell

Volume 465: debated on Tuesday 23 October 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate he has made of the prevalence of smoking among adults in each ward in the Borough of Sandwell. (159465)

Estimated prevalence of smoking among adults aged 16 and over, along with associated confidence intervals are provided for the wards in the Sandwell local authority. These estimates are taken from the Synthetic Estimates of Healthy Lifestyle Behaviours and are published on the Neighbourhood Statistics website, available at:

www.neighbourhood.statistics.gov.uk/dissemination/Download1.do

These estimates are for the combined years 2000-02 and are shown in the following table.

Estimated prevalence of smoking among adults, by ward in the Sandwell local authority area, 2000-02

Percentage

Estimated prevalence of smoking

95 per cent. lower confidence interval

95 per cent. upper confidence interval

Comparison of estimated prevalence for smoking with national estimate1

Abbey

28.9

17.9

43.1

2

Blackheath

33.1

20.9

48.1

2

Bristnall

32.6

20.6

47.4

2

Charlemont

26.7

16.2

40.6

2

Cradley Heath and Old Hill

29.5

18.3

43.9

2

Friar Park

38.9

25.4

54.4

2

Great Barr

24.6

14.9

37.7

2

Great Bridge

35.2

22.5

50.3

2

Greets Green and Lyng

33.0

20.8

48.1

2

Hateley Heath

35.6

22.8

50.8

2

Langley

27.9

17.2

42.1

2

Newton

26.1

15.8

39.8

2

Oldbury

30.4

18.9

45.0

2

Old Warley

26.2

15.9

39.9

2

Princes End

38.9

25.3

54.5

2

Rowley

31.7

19.9

46.5

2

St. Pauls

26.2

15.7

40.2

2

Smethwick

28.9

17.7

43.2

2

Soho and Victoria

36.2

23.1

51.7

2

Tipton Green

31.0

19.5

45.8

2

Tividale

28.8

17.8

43.0

2

Wednesbury North

29.9

18.6

44.4

2

Wednesbury South

31.3

19.5

45.9

2

West Bromwich Central

28.1

17.1

42.5

2

1 It should be noted that the scores for comparing the synthetic estimate to the national estimate relate to the data as follows: 1=CI significantly below NE, 2=overlapping, 3=CI significantly above NE. The national estimate is derived directly from the Health Surveys for England 2000-02 (with associated Confidence Intervals) and therefore is not a model-based estimate.

Source:

Synthetic Estimates of Healthy Lifestyle Behaviours at ward level, 2000-02. Neighbourhood Statistics, Office for National Statistics (ONS)