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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of the study population

From: Current use of smokeless tobacco among adolescents in the Republic of Congo

Characteristic Total
100% (n = 3034)
Males
51.5% (n = 1563)
Females
48.5% (n = 1471)
Age (years)    
   ≤12 32.0 (1098) 32.2 (559) 31.8 (539)
   13 18.5 (463) 18.1 (219) 18.9 (244)
   14 18.4 (458) 16.7 (215) 20.2 (243)
   15 16.8 (402) 15.7 (208) 18.0 (194)
   16-17 14.3 (592) 17.3 (354) 11.0 (238)
Current use of smokeless tobacco    
   Yes 18.0 (588) 18.0 (293) 18.1 (295)
   No 82.0 (2422) 82.0 (1255) 81.9 (1167)
Current cigarette smoking    
   Yes 11.5 (347) 14.1 (220) 8.7 (127)
   No 88.5 (2260) 85.9 (1143) 91.3 (1117)
Parental smoking status    
   None 71.9 (2108) 70.8 (1077) 73.0 (1031)
   One or both parents were smokers 28.1 (902) 29.2 (473) 27.0 (429)
Best friend smoking status    
   None 75.6 (2194) 72.8 (1087) 78.5 (1107)
   Some 18.1 (602) 20.7 (344) 15.3 (258)
   Most or all 6.3 (207) 6.5 (113) 6.2 (94)
Perception that tobacco use is harmful    
   No 46.5 (1510) 45.2 (770) 47.7 (740)
   Yes 53.6 (1493) 54.8 (777) 52.3 (716)
Seen tobacco advertisement on TV, billboards and in newspapers/magazines in last 30 days    
   No 8.1 (185) 7.8 (88) 8.3 (97)
   Yes 91.9 (2419) 92.2 (1263) 91.7 (1156)
  1. NB: Percents have been weighted but not the frequencies