Health Promotion

Prevalence of smoking (ages 16-74 years)

Individuals who with a current tobacco smoking status (numerator), among Individuals aged 16-74 years with a documented smoking status in the 5 previous years (denominator)

Rational:

Cigarette smoking harms nearly every organ of the body, causes a wide range of diseases, and represents the leading preventable cause of death in many countries [1]. It is estimated that in Israel 10,000 deaths every year are associated with tobacco use [2]. Comprehensive cessation interventions that motivate and help users to quit tobacco use can be very effective. Health care providers play an important role in supporting tobacco users and their efforts to quit [3].

Numerator:

Individuals in the denominator who with a current tobacco smoking status

Denominator

Individuals aged 16-74 years with a documented smoking status in the 5 previous years

Notes:

None

Notes:

[1] “WHO global report: mortality attributable to tobacco,” WHO World Health Organization, 2014. Available: http://www.who.int/tobacco/publications/ surveillance/rep_mortality_attributable/en/. [Accessed: 24-Dec-2017].
[2] G. M. Ginsberg, E. Rosenberg, and L. Rosen, “Issues in estimating smoking attributable mortality in Israel.,” Eur. J. Public Health 2010, 20(1):113–119.
[3] Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). “Best practices for comprehensive tobacco control programs–2014.” Atlanta, GA: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Available:  http://www.cdc.gov/tobacco/stateandcommunity/best_practices/pdfs/2014/comprehensive.pdf

Results:
Prevalence of smoking by year
Prevalence of smoking by socio-economic position (1-lowest, 4-highest) and sex


National Program for Quality Indicators in Community Healthcare
התכנית הלאומית למדדי איכות לרפואת הקהילה בישראל