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Table 1 Basic characteristics

From: Explaining socio-economic differences in intention to smoke among primary school children

  Total sample (N= 2,612) Intention to smoke (N= 93) No intention to smoke (N= 2,519) t X 2 df p-value
Age (in years) 10.35 10.40 10.35 -0.88 - 2,543 0.38
Gender (% boy) 46.6 62.4 46.0 - 9.64 1 <0.01
Ethnicity (% Western) 87.1 88.2 87.0 - 0.11 1 0.75
SES (% HSES environment) 51.3 38.7 51.7 - 6.08 1 0.01
Pocket money (% yes) 77.5 75.3 77.6 - 0.28 1 0.60
School performance (% high) 28.8 19.4 29.2 - 15.49 2 <0.01
Religion (% Catholic) 20.1 16.1 20.2 - 1.66 4 0.80
Family composition (% both parents) 83.8 72.0 84.3 - 9.91 1 <0.01