Snus use, by educational attainment, 25-74 years, yearly figures (N)


Proportion of survey respondants age 25-74 years old who report that they use snus daily or occasionally, by educational attainment.

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Full Title

Snus use, by educational attainment, 25-74 years, yearly figures (N)

Identification Number



Name Affiliation Abbreviation Role
Statistics Norway SSB

Date of Production


Date of Distribution



Date: 2019-03-05

Type: Endelig


The standardisation method employed is indirect standardisation with a fixed standard population taken as the reference population. The standard population is the sum of men and women in 5-year age groups in 2012.


Geographical level



Both genders, men, women.

Age groups

25-74 years

Time periods

2008 - 2018

Kind of Data

Statistics based on fewer than 3 units are suppressed (non-disclosable) for privacy protection reasons. If more than 20 per cent of the figures in a time series are suppressed for privacy protection reasons, the entire time series will be suppressed so as not to create a false impression of the situation. In addition, figures for a subgroup will be suppressed if the figure for this subgroup could be used to calculate a figure for another subgroup hidden for privacy reasons.

If the sample from which the units are obtained totals less than 100, the figures will be suppressed in the interests of preserving the statistical power of statements.

Time series are likewise suppressed if more than 50 per cent of the figures in the time series are based on 6 or fewer units. This is done in order to suppress those time series that are based on insufficient data volumes.

Frequency of updates



Statistics Norway's Holiday and Travel survey (Omnibus survey prior to 2004). This is an interview-based survey composed of a variety of questions on different topics. Tobacco habits are surveyed on request from the Norwegian Directorate of Health. The survey includes a permanent set of questions each year, plus additional questions of interest at the time of each survey. Questions on snus use have been part of the survey since 1985. Quarterly surveys were started in 1993, with a total of around 5 000 respondants each year. Before 2008, the questions on snus were asked only once per year.


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Data quality

Good data quality. A sample of 2000 people is drawn each quarter. Results from each quarter are compiled and statistics reported for a calendar year. The response rate has been fairly stable at around 55-65%.
Before 2008, the questions on snus were asked only once per year. Since the number of respondents were so much smaller before 2008 than in later years, we have decided not to present these figures here.


In recent years we have seen an increase in the proportion of snus-taking among adolescents and young adults, and it would appear that snus-taking has to a great extent taken over for smoking. Snus is not as harmful to health as cigarettes, but is highly addictive and contains carcinogens and other harmful substances.

Snus-taking during pregnancy is harmful for foetal health.

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