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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics NSW sample (n = 1000) by age group

From: Tobacco promotion 'below-the-line': Exposure among adolescents and young adults in NSW, Australia

CHARACTERISTIC 12-17 years
n =518
18-24 years
n =482
Total
GENDER n % n % %
Male 258 49.8 240 49.8 49.8
REGION      
Sydney 298 57.5 343 71.2 64.1
Rest of NSW 220 42.5 139 28.8 35.9
NEIGHBOURHOOD SES      
Low 163 31.5 148 30.7 31.1
Mod-High 355 68.5 334 69.3 68.9
LIVING ARRANGEMENT      
Live with parent(s)/guardians/family 511 98.8 402 83.8 91.6
Live with a, or am sole parent/share with 6 1.2 78 16.25 8.4
others/spouse/live alone      
LANGUAGE AT HOME      
English 435 84.0 348 72.2 78.3
SMOKING STATUS      
Current smoker 44 8.5 125 25.9 16.9
Non-susceptible non-smoker 322 62.2 155 32.2 47.7
Susceptible non-smoker 84 16.2 23 4.8 10.7
Ex-smoker 1 0.2 23 4.8 2.4
Experimenter 67 12.9 156 32.4 22.3
FRIENDS SMOKING†      
None 331 63.9 149 30.9 48.0
1 friend 73 14.1 101 21.0 17.4
2 friends 55 10.6 81 16.8 13.6
3+ friends 59 11.4 151 31.3 21.0
HOUSEHOLD SMOKING      
No one 380 73.4 285 59.1 66.5
1 person 96 18.5 133 27.6 22.9
2+ people 42 8.1 64 13.3 10.6
DISPOSABLE INCOME      
None 51 9.9 9 1.9 6
<=$50 332 64.1 76 15.8 40.8
$50-$100 68 13.1 70 14.5 13.8
$100+ 48 9.3 310 64.3 35.8
Unknown 19 3. 7 17 3.5 3.6
INTERNET USE* (n = 991) median mean median mean Mean
(minutes per day) 120 120.5 120 171.8 148.1
TV USE*      
(minutes per day) 90 108.8 90 103.6 106.0
TV USE*      
(minutes per day) 90 108.8 90 103.6 106.0
  1. * Internet and TV mean use in minutes weighted to state population by age and gender.Values exceeding 600 min (10 h, <1% of sample) recoded to 600.
  2. † How many of five closest friends smoke.