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Report | The point prevalence of smoking in selected sports fields and downtown locations in Wellington: Observations in November 2015

This study observed and reported on the point prevalence of smoking at sports grounds and three downtown open spaces of Wellington City (Midland Park, Civic Square and Te Aro Park). Point prevalence is the proportion of people smoking at a particular time.

It used five minute scans to count the number of smokers, those aged over12 years, and those aged 12 years or under. Observations were carried out in the three downtown locations during four weekdays, and seven Wellington city sports grounds (three cricket grounds and four softball), over two Saturdays.

The full report can be viewed here.

For more information please contact:
George Thomson
University of Otago, Wellington
email george.thomson@otago.ac.nz