60% of parents gtry not to let the child inhale cigarette smoke.h
The smoking rate among mothers increased from 14.8% in the 1st survey to 17.5% in the 5th survey while that among fathers dropped from 60.5% to 53.5% (Table 6).
As for combinations of parental smoking status, 55.6% of respondents answered that either the father or the mother was a smoker. According to the breakdown of smoking behavior in relation to the combinations, the proportion of those who gtry not to let the child inhale cigarette smokeh was high both among smoking fathers and mothers, which accounted for over 60%. More mothers gtry not to smoke in front of the childh than fathers (Figures 14 and 15).
Table 6 Changes in the smoking status of the parents
|Smoking status of mothers||Smoking status of fathers|
|1st survey||Total||(100.0) 100.0||81.2||17.5||1.3||(100.0) 100.0||45.3||53.5||1.2|
|Not smoking||(84.7) 100.0||92.4||6.3||1.3||(39.0) 100.0||93.0||5.7||1.3|
|Smoking||(14.8) 100.0||17.4||81.3||1.3||(60.5) 100.0||14.6||84.3||1.2|
|Unknown||(0.4) 100.0||69.3||25.0||5.7||(0.5) 100.0||47.5||49.7||2.8|
|Note:||The figures for gsmoking status of mothersh are based on the total responses of children living with their mothers (total number of
mothers: 39,498) and gsmoking status of fathersh is based on the total responses of those living with their fathers (total number of
fathers: 37,310) at the times of the 1st and 5th surveys.
Figure 14 Combinations of parental
Figure 15 Smoking behavior of the