Table 1

Cigarette smoking status, by age and gender

Age (years)BoysGirlsTotal n
Never-smoker n (%)1-150Ever-smoker
n (%)1-150
Never-smoker
n (%)1-150
Ever-smoker n (%)1-150
⩽81-151  68 (77)20 (23) 79 (83)16 (17) 183
9134 (87)20 (13)129 (93)10 (7) 293
10138 (86)22 (14)114 (92)10 (8) 284
⩾11149 (90)17 (10) 99 (94) 6 (6) 271
Total489 (86)79 (14)1-152 421 (91)42 (9)1031
  • 1-150 Row percentages.

  • 1-151 χ2 = 14.5, p<0.05, ⩽8 years of age vs⩾9 years of age.

  • 1-152 χ2 = 5.79, p < 0.05 (boys vs girls).