Table 4

Percentage of minors not asked for proof of age when buying cigarettes in a store in 1999*

Not asked to show proof of age when buying in a store % (±95% CI)
* Among high school students who were current smokers (smoked cigarettes on one or more of the 30 days preceding the survey), under age 18 years, and bought cigarettes in a store or gas station during the 30 days preceding the survey (unweighted n=3631). All data are presented as percentages (±95% confidence intervals). Data are from the 1999 Youth Risk Behavior Survey.
Total69.6 (5.7)
    Sex
    Female76.2 (7.9)
    Male65.5 (5.7)
Race/ethnicity
    White65.7 (7.5)
    Black84.1 (13.0)
    Hispanic60.7 (12.6)
Grade
    9th79.1 (9.9)
    10th67.9 (9.9)
    11th68.4 (13.1)
    12th65.0 (10.9)