Table 1

Minors' usual source of cigarettes in 1999*

Usually bought in a store % (±95% CI)Usually bought in a vending machine % (±95% CI)Usually gave someone else money to buy % (±95% CI)Usually borrowed from someone % (±95% CI)Usually stole % (±95% CI)Usually obtained in some other way % (±95% CI)
*Among high school students who were current smokers (smoked cigarettes on one or more of the 30 days preceding the survey) and under age 18 years (unweighted n=3631). Data are from the 1999 Youth Risk Behavior Survey.
CI, confidence intervals.
Total23.5 (4.5)1.1 (0.8)29.9 (4.0)30.4 (3.8)4.4 (1.2)10.7 (2.1)
Sex
    Female17.6 (5.6)1.2 (1.4)33.9 (5.0)33.3 (4.4)2.6 (1.0)11.4 (3.8)
    Male29.8 (4.7)0.9 (0.5)25.6 (5.1)27.4 (4.8)6.4 (2.2)10.0 (2.8)
Race/Ethnicity
    White24.5 (4.4)1.0 (1.1)32.9 (4.5)29.0 (3.7)4.2 (1.4)8.5 (1.7)
    Black30.7 (13.6)1.1 (0.9)13.5 (7.3)35.8 (6.7)4.7 (3.1)14.2 (11.2)
    Hispanic20.1 (6.6)2.2 (1.6)23.1 (4.1)33.6 (5.2)4.4 (2.5)16.6 (5.4)
Grade
    9th12.1 (4.8)1.8 (2.0)31.7 (7.3)31.5 (6.2)8.1 (3.6)14.8 (5.6)
    10th21.9 (7.5)0.5 (0.6)34.1 (6.8)30.5 (4.1)2.3 (1.1)10.6 (4.0)
    11th28.5 (6.4)0.8 (0.8)27.0 (6.7)29.8 (7.1)4.1 (2.0)9.9 (2.9)
    12th38.7 (7.0)0.8 (0.8)23.3 (8.2)30.7 (7.1)1.8 (1.3)4.7 (6.5)