Sensitivity and specificity of self-reported smoking status, by sex and age
group, household population aged 12 to 79, Canada, March 2007 to February 2009
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|Sex/Age group (years)||Sensitivity||Specificity|
|%||95% confidence interval||%||95% confidence interval|
|12 to 19||81.6||56.5||93.8||96.9||94.0||98.4|
|20 to 79||92.0||86.3||95.4||98.6||97.8||99.1|
|12 to 19||76.3||33.0||95.5||97.9||94.7||99.2|
|20 to 79||92.6||87.4||95.7||98.5||97.4||99.1|
|12 to 19||85.0||53.3||96.6||95.8||89.6||98.3|
|20 to 79||91.4||83.9||95.6||98.6||97.6||99.2|
Note: Excludes respondents
who did not have a valid cotinine test result, reported using a medication
with nicotine as an active ingredient in the past month, or reported smoking
cigars or a pipe, or using snuff of chewing tobacco.
Source: 2007 to 2009 Canadian Health Measures Survey.
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