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Table 1 Adolescents' perceptions about smokers, Bengaluru, India.

From: Adolescents' perceptions about smokers in Karnataka, India

  Perceptions about a male smoker (n = 1048)* Perceptions about a female smoker (n = 1060)* Overall
(n = 1060)*
  Male students
(n = 603)
Female students
(n = 445)
Male students
(n = 613)
Female student
(n = 447)
 
Negative perceptions (%) 71.6 89.7 67.3 81.2 84.6
Stupid 28
(24.5, 31.8)
55.1
(50.3, 59.7)
34.9
(31.2, 38.9)
50.6
(45.8, 55.3)
 
Loser 32.3
(28.6, 36.3)
39.8
(35.2, 44.5)
18.6
(15.6, 22)
25.7
(21.8, 30.1)
 
Immoral 14.8
(12.1, 17.9)
16
(12.7, 19.8)
16.3
(13.5, 19.5)
23.5
(19.7, 27.8)
 
Lacks confidence 10
(7.7, 12.7)
9
(6.6, 12.1)
8.8
(6.7, 11.4)
8.1
(5.8, 11.1)
 
Positive perceptions (%) 14.9 7.2 20.4 17.7 20.4
Successful 2.8
(1.7, 4.6)
0.9
(0.3, 2.4)
2
(1.1, 3.5)
0.7
(0.2, 2.1)
 
Intelligent 3.6
(2.4, 5.6)
2.2
(1.1, 4.2)
1
(0.4, 2.2)
0.9
(0.3, 2.4)
 
Smart 3.5
(2.2, 5.4)
0.2
(0, 1.4)
2
(1.1, 3.5)
0.4
(0.1, 1.8)
 
Sophisticated 4.3
(2.9, 6.3)
3.1
(1.8, 5.3)
2.6
(1.6, 4.3)
2.2
(1.1, 4.2)
 
Macho (male smoker), 2.2
(1.2, 3.6)
1.3
(0.5, 3.1)
- - -
Bold (female smoker) - - 13.7
(11.1, 16.7)
14.1
(11.1, 17.7)
 
Others (%) 21.6 13.5 19.6 13.2 23.4
  1. *Total percentage (proportion of students having 'positive perceptions', 'negative perceptions' and 'others') exceed that of 100% due to multiple responses. Number of respondents in the two columns differs because of difference in response rate for these variables (96.4% and 97.5% respectively)