Table 3

Descriptive statistics for the sample of youths who are current smokers* in grades 5–12 by cigarette brand price, 2006–2007, Canada

 No usual brand (n = 456) Premium (n = 2,059) Discount (n = 886) Native (n = 459) Other (n = 821) χ2† %† (n)‡ %† (n)‡ %† (n)‡ %† (n)‡ %† (n)‡ Sex Boy 64.9 (239) 58.9 (1128) 54.9 (405) 67.4 (250) 51.6 (430) χ2 = 31.43, df = 4, p<0.001 Girl 35.1 (213) 41.1 (922) 45.1 (478) 32.6 (203) 48.4 (385) Grade (elementary) 5–8 18.7 (99) 8.0 (131) 11.8 (75) 11.4 (61) 7.8 (80) χ2 = 170.93, df = 16, p<0.001 9 21.6 (79) 11.0 (250) 14.9 (113) 27.8 (93) 18.4 (122) 10 22.7 (101) 19.5 (439) 18.0 (216) 20.7 (112) 19.3 (176) 11 25.5 (103) 28.6 (617) 24.1 (257) 19.3 (98) 28.2 (253) 12 11.5 (74) 32.9 (622) 31.2 (225) 20.8 (95) 26.3 (190) Frequency of sharing cigarettes Never 3.8 (21) 5.7 (117) 5.7 (39) 9.9 (38) 5.9 (51) χ2 = 52.52, df = 12, p<0.001 Sometimes 31.8 (162) 46.3 (978) 47.8 (421) 43.2 (208) 42.0 (387) Usually 55.2 (208) 37.0 (705) 35.1 (319) 36.4 (152) 41.3 (294) Always 9.2 (57) 11.0 (237) 11.4 (97) 10.5 (53) 10.8 (81) Average cigarettes per day Few puffs to 1 24.1 (96) 9.1 (169) 3.2 (40) 5.1 (22) 11.3 (66) χ2 = 218.80, df = 12, p<0.001 2–3 30.0 (108) 25.1 (427) 17.7 (153) 12.0 (55) 27.7 (163) 4–10 24.7 (138) 43.1 (890) 55.0 (425) 46.3 (179) 45.9 (381) 11 or more 21.2 (105) 22.7 (542) 24.1 (258) 36.6 (196) 15.1 (195)
• *Includes both occasional and daily smokers.

• †Based on weighted estimates.

• ‡Unweighted sample size; numbers may not add to total because of missing values.