Table 6

Trends in youth smoking prevalence: Canada 1985 to present

Reported 30 day smoking prevalenceTrend and change in trend 1970-1995
19701974197519771979198119831985198619891990199119941995
Males 15–19 years39.038.035.032.031.027.025.027.023.521.621.519.727.024.6Trend: 0.86-150
Change in trend: NS
Females 15–19 years29.033.033.032.031.028.024.028.527.023.521.425.629.525.2Trend: −0.16-150
Change in trend: NS
  • Source: Pechmann and Dixon.50

  • 6-150 Significance p < 0.05.

  • NS, not significant.