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Table 2 Smoking prevalence of Korean females by age (1980–2003)

From: The strategic targeting of females by transnational tobacco companies in South Korea following trade liberalisation

Age 1980 1985 1990 1992 1994 1996 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003
20 – 29 1.4 1.3 1.5 3.8 3.3 7.2 4.8 5.7 5.3 8.1 4.5
30 – 39 2.7 1.6 1.4 3.9 0.7 5.2 3.2 2.0 2.1 2.6 0.8
40 – 49 9.2 4.1 3.3 3.7 0.8 1.8 2.8 1.1 2.6 3.1 4.5
50 – 59 28.4 16.4 11.3 6.0 8.2 2.8 4.8 2.4 1.7 7.6 4.1
60 + 47.2 32.5 29.5 12.1 7.1 10.4 10.4 0 3.4 10.5 4.5
Adjusted age
  12.6 8.0 7.7 5.1 3.5 5.3 4.4 3.0 3.1 6.0 3.5
  1. Source: Korean National Health and Nutrition Survey, Seoul (2005)