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Table 3 Comparison of daily smoking prevalence in Lima, Peru and other Latin American countries and capital cities

From: Epidemiology of tobacco use and dependence in adults in a poor peri-urban community in Lima, Peru

Study Location Year Conducted Age Prevalence measure Prevalence 95% CI
This study Lima, Peru 2009 ≥40 Current daily smokers 1.9% (0.8 to 4.3)
Epidemiologia de drogas en la población urbana peruana 2005 [17] Lima, Peru 2005 12-64 Current daily smokers 7.7% Not reported
CARMELA [16] Lima, Peru 2003-2005 25-44 Current smokers 26.6% (23.9-29.4)
II Encuesta nacional sobre prevención y consumo de drogas 2002 [19] Peru 2002-2003 41-64 Annual prevalence 25-34% Not reported
GATS [25] Brazil 2008 > 15 Current daily smokers 15.1% (14.6-15.5)
GATS [25] Brazil 2008 ≥15 Current smokers 17.1% (16.6-17.6)
GATS [24] Mexico 2009 ≥15 Current daily smokers 7.6% (6.8-8.3)
GATS [24] Mexico 2009 ≥15 Current smokers 15.9% (14.7-17.1)
PLATINO [22] Sao Paulo 2003 ≥40 Current smokers 23.9% (21.3 to 26.6)
PLATINO [22] Santiago 2004 ≥40 Current smokers 38.5% (35.7 to 41.2)
PLATINO [22] Mexico City 2003 ≥40 Current smokers 25.4% (22.8 to 28.0)
PLATINO [22] Montevideo 2004 ≥40 Current smokers 28.0% (25.2 to 30.9)
PLATINO [22] Caracas 2004 ≥40 Current smokers 28.5% (26.1 to 30.9)