A number of errors have been identified in Tables 4.4 and 4.5 (Pages 87 and 88) of Statistics on Smoking: England, 2010. These errors also affect the corresponding tables in the accompanying Excel workbook as well as the commentary in a number of sections of the pdf report. Please see the errata note for further information and corrected figures.
The NHS IC apologises for any inconvenience this may have caused.
Please note: an amended version of this report was made available on 8 September 2010 to correctly include the National Statistics logo on the front cover. No other changes were actioned.
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 main Smoking webpage for detail.
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 (aged 16 and over) and school children (aged 11 to 15), smoking-related ill health and mortality, affordability of tobacco and smoking-related costs.
This report combines data from different sources 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.