Table 2

Tobacco point-of-sale advertising prevalence. 2008

Guatemala City, GuatemalaBuenos Aires, Argentina
Neighbourhood socioeconomic statusNeighbourhood socioeconomic status
Stores (%) with exterior ads310000.0810015140.4
Stores (%) with interior ads
Stores (%) with interior ads that can be seen from the outside181048470.005619177720.1
Mean (%,SD) of the total percentage of space occupied in front of the client18.28 (8.37)13.57 (4.22)17.37 (5.37)0.0421.47 (15.20)21.94 (20.39)26.67 (13.73)0.5
Stores (%) with tobacco ads/products <50 cm of confectionary607738660.002525728540.03
Stores (%) with ‘No smoking’ signs8826220.00220241630.1
Stores (%) with ‘No sales to minors’ sign813200.08576166310.1
Stores (%) within 100 metres of a school63267097<0.001531300.03
  • * p Value for difference between socioeconomic status.

  • Percentages do not add up to 100% owing to rounding.

  • %, SD: Refers to the mean and the SD of the total percentage of space that the cigarette counter occupied in front of the client.