Table 1

Descriptive statistics of participants aged 15–24 in Canadian Tobacco Use Monitoring Survey (CTUMS) samples, January 2007 to December 2011

All respondentsMaleFemale
Ever smoked cigarillos (%)38.9 (38.1 to 39.7)46.8 (45.7 to 48.0)30.6 (29.6 to 31.6)
Past 30-day smoked cigarillos (%)8.9 (8.5 to 9.3)12.7 (11.9 to 13.4)5.0 (4.6 to 5.4)
Ever smoked regular cigar (%)28.2 (27.5 to 28.9)40.0 (38.9 to 41.1)15.9 (15.1 to 16.7)
Past 30-day smoked regular cigar (%)4.1 (3.8 to 4.4)6.6 (6.1 to 7.1)1.4 (1.2 to 1.7)
Ever smoked any cigar (%)42.6 (41.8 to 43.4)51.9 (50.7 to 53.0)33.0 (32.0 to 34.1)
Past 30-day smoked any cigar (%)10.5 (10.0 to 11.0)15.3 (14.5 to 16.1)5.5 (5.0 to 5.9)
Current smoker (%)18.5 (17.9 to 19.1)20.9 (20.0 to 21.8)16.0 (15.2 to 16.7)
Former smoker (%)5.1 (4.7 to 5.5)5.4 (4.7 to 6.1)4.8 (4.3 to 5.3)
Never smoker (%)76.4 (75.7 to 77.1)73.8 (72.7 to 74.8)79.2 (78.4 to 80.1)
Male (%)51.1 (50.3 to 51.9)
English (%)70.4 (69.6 to 71.1)70.3 (69.3 to 71.3)70.4 (69.4 to 71.5)
French (%)18.9 (18.3 to 19.5)18.7 (17.9 to 19.6)19.1 (18.3 to 19.9)
Mean age of respondent (years)19.47 (19.4 to 19.5)19.44 (19.4 to 19.5)19.51 (19.4 to 19.6)
Less than secondary (%)33.7 (32.9 to 34.4)34.9 (33.9 to 36.0)(31.4 to 33.4)
Secondary school (%)48.6 (47.8 to 49.4)49.4 (48.2 to 50.5)(46.6 to 48.9)
College (%)9.6 (9.1 to 10.0)9.2 (8.5 to 9.9)9.9 (9.2 to 10.6)
University (%)8.2 (7.7 to 8.7)6.5 (5.8 to 7.2)10.0 (9.2 to 10.8)
Mean household size (persons)3.75 (3.73 to 3.77)3.79 (3.77 to 3.81)3.71 (3.68 to 3.73)
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  • CTUMS January 2007–December 2011. Weighted percentages for indicator variables and weighted means for continuous variables are presented. 95% CIs are in parentheses.