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Table 2 Characteristics of tobacco consumption and intention to smoke in the future among first year students in compulsory secondary education according to sex

From: Factors associated with commencing smoking in 12-year-old students in Catalonia (Spain): a cross-sectional population-based study

  GIRLS (n = 1070) BOYS (n = 1175) TOTAL (N = 2245) Pvaluea
  N (%) N (%) N (%)  
TYPE OF SMOKER
Non-smoker     
   Those not considering smoking 850 (85.95%) 907 (85.89%) 1757 (5.92%) 0.971
   Those considering smoking 139 (14.05%) 149 (14.11%) 288(14.08%)  
Smoker 60 (5.61%) 97 (8.26%) 157(6.99%) 0.016
TOBACCO CONSUMPTION
Have you ever tried or experimented with smoking?
No 813 (75.98%) 809 (68.85%) 1622 (72.25%) 0.000
Yes 257 (24.02%) 366 (31.15%) 623 (27.75%)  
Have you ever smoked a cigarette?
No 932 (87.1%) 972 (82.72%) 1904 (84.81%) 0.003
Yes 138 (12.9%) 203 (17.28%) 341 (15.19%)  
Have you smoked at least 100 cigarettes in your life?
No 1056 (98.69%) 1141 (97.11%) 2197 (97.86%) 0.012
Yes 14 (1.31%) 34 (2.89%) 48 (2.14%)  
Have you ever smoked daily?
No 995 (92.99%) 1061 (90.37%) 2056 (91.62%) 0.027
Yes 75 (7.01%) 113 (9.63%) 188 (8.38%)  
In the past month have you smoked?
Never 1010 (94.39%) 1078 (91.74%) 2088 (93.01%) 0.044
Occasionally 8 (0.75%) 15 (1.28%) 23 (1.02%)  
Daily 52 (4.86%) 82 (6.98%) 134 (5.97%)  
Cigarette consumption/day *mean (SD) 2.97 (3.65) 3.1 (4.25) 3.05(4.01) 0.8528
INTENTION OVER FUTURE SMOKING
Would you accept a cigarette if your friends offered you one?
No 914 (95.71%) 1017(94.87%) 1931 (95.26%) 0.403
Yes 41 (4.29%) 55 (5.13%) 96 (4.74%)  
Possibility of smoking next year
No 766 (89.38%) 825 (88.52%) 1591 (88.93%) 0.598
Yes 91 (10.62%) 107 (11.48%) 198 (11.07%)  
Possibility of smoking in the future
No 866 (83.35%) 940 (82.46%) 1806 (82.88%) 0.608
Yes 173 (16.65%) 200 (17.54%) 373 (17.12%)  
  1. Data are reported as n(%) except in the case of * which are reported as mean and (standard deviation) ªChi_square test