Table 1 Household economic status and cigarette consumption
Household economic status*
First (poorest) quintileSecond quintileThird quintileFourth quintileFifth (richest) quintile
Percentage of households that smoke5.2%7.7%9.3%9.6%12.2%
Average packs of cigarettes consumed monthly per adult (among households that smoke only)3.13.93.74.96.7
Percentage of household income spent on cigarettes†4.5%3.0%2.5%2.2%1.4%
  • *Quintiles are defined by the distribution of households in terms of per-capita income.

  • †The percentage of household income is defined over a three-month period.

  • Source: Authors’ calculations with data from the 1994-2005 ENIGH surveys.