As a result of detailed validations carried out during production of the Statistics on Smoking: England, 2010 report a number of minor issues were identified in the previous edition of the report Statistics on Smoking: England, 2009.
These issues concern tables 4.4 - 4.8 in the 2009 report which present information on smoking related hospital admissions and deaths. The equivalent tables in the 2010 report, 4.3 - 4.7, include detailed footnotes which explain the issues and provide correct figures for the 2009 report where possible.
The issue that concerns the International Classification of Diseases (ICD-10) diagnosis code for hip fracture also affects previous editions of the report; please refer to the smoking webpage for details.
This statistical report presents a range of information on smoking which is drawn together from a variety of sources. The report aims to present a broad picture of health issues relating to smoking in England and covers topics such as smoking habits, behaviours and attitudes among adults and school children, smoking-related ill health and mortality and smoking-related costs.
This report combines data from different sources presenting it in a user-friendly format. It contains data and information previously published by the NHS Information Centre, Department of Health, the Office for National Statistics and Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs. The report also includes new analyses carried out by The NHS Information Centre.
The report covers smoking prevelance among adults and children, behaviour and attitudes to smoking and smoking related costs, ill health and mortality.