2013 Smoking in the Home Indicator Report

Purpose of the Health Indicator Report

To provide information about smoke-free homes in Halton Region.

Key Findings

Overall Findings and Trends Over Time

  • In 2013, 91% (89-92) of households in Halton Region reported being smoke-free, 96% (95-97) reported that residents do not smoke regularly inside the home and 92% (90-93) reported that visitors are not allowed to smoke inside the home.
  • From 2001 to 2013 the percent of households in Halton that reported being smoke-free increased from 65% (62-68) to 91% (89-92) and this increase was statistically significant.
  • From 2001 to 2013 the percent of households in Halton that reported residents do not smoke regularly inside the home increased from 85% (82-87) to 96% (95-97) and this increase was statistically significant.
  • From 2001 to 2013 the percent of households in Halton that reported visitors are not allowed to smoke inside the home increased from 67% (64-70) to 92% (90-93) and this increase was statistically significant.
  • In 2011, the percent of smoke-free homes was higher in Halton [90%(88-92)] than Ontario [84%(82-86)]; the percent of households where residents do not smoke regularly inside the home was higher in Halton [96%(95-97)] than Ontario [91%(90-92)]; and the percent of households where visitors are not allowed to smoke inside the home was higher in Halton [91%(89-93)] than Ontario [86%(84-88)]. These differences were all statistically significant. For the 2011 Ontario data and more information on the 2011 RRFSS provincial sample see the Smoking in the Home provincial indicator report (external PDF).

Municipality

  • In 2013, there were no statistically significant differences by municipality in the percent of households that reported being smoke-free, in the percent of households that reported that residents do not smoke regularly inside the home, and in the percent of households that reported that visitors are not allowed to smoke inside the home.

Income

  • In 2013, the percent of households that reported being smoke-free increased as income increased. This difference was statistically significant when comparing households in the high income group [95%(91-97)] to households in the low income group [85%(80-89)].
  • In 2013, there were no statistically significant differences by income in the percent of households in Halton that reported residents do not smoke regularly inside the home.
  • In 2013, the percent of households in Halton that reported visitors are not allowed to smoke inside the home increased as income increased. This difference was statistically significant when comparing households in the high income group [96%(93-98)] to households in the low income group [87%(82-91)].

Children Living in Household

  • In 2013, the percent of households in Halton that reported being smoke-free was higher in households with children aged 17 and younger [97%(95-98)] than households with only adults aged 18 and over living in the home [87%(85-90)]. This difference was statistically significant.
  • In 2013, the percent of households in Halton that reported residents do not smoke regularly inside the home was higher in households with children aged 17 and under [99%(98-100)] than households with only adults aged 18 and over living in the home [95%(93-96)]. This difference was statistically significant.
  • In 2013, the percent of households in Halton that reported visitors are not allowed to smoke inside the home was higher in households with children aged 17 and younger [97%(95-98)] than households with only adults aged 18 and over living in the home [89%(87-91)]. This difference was statistically significant.