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Table 1 Sample characteristics

From: Smoking trends among adolescents from 1990 to 2002 in ten European countries and Canada

Country 1990 1994 1998 2002
  n % daily smoking n % daily smoking n % daily smoking n % daily smoking
Boys
Sweden 582 9.5 596 9.7 605 8.6 614 5.5
UK 1739 9.1 1251 13.4 1536 14.5 1249 10.2
Canada 924 9.4 1066 15.0 1177 16.1 592 10.5
Switzerland 629 6.3 658 9.5 930 15.8 754 12.9
Norway 790 17.1 829 15.8 838 17.8 793 15.4
Finland 485 22.7 845 17.3 743 15.7 858 16.4
Belgium 496 10.1 1314 17.8 1089 21.9 1657 16.8
Poland 789 12.7 698 13.8 855 18.5 1010 18.0
Hungary 996 10.7 876 12.7 491 12.8 507 19.1
Austria 546 14.1 1151 20.1 618 20.1 641 19.5
Latvia 346 9.8 501 16.6 573 18.0 530 20.0
Total 8322 11.4 9785 15.3 9455 16.5 9205 14.9
Girls
Poland 692 4.3 705 6.1 782 9.8 1072 8.9
Canada 1016 13.2 1139 19.8 1309 20.4 743 9.0
Switzerland 608 2.1 736 12.3 924 15.8 751 13.0
Latvia 668 1.8 788 5.7 774 9.9 655 13.1
Sweden 541 13.7 562 13.0 541 16.1 606 13.7
UK 1830 11.4 1437 17.5 1604 21.6 1228 16.7
Hungary 1178 7.3 972 9.4 524 6.5 799 16.9
Finland 449 20.3 823 13.9 772 15.7 870 18.0
Belgium 445 13.4 1716 13.9 1113 22.3 1757 19.0
Norway 846 15.7 793 14.9 811 20.5 818 19.9
Austria 478 8.7 717 19.9 755 26.0 631 24.7
Total 8751 10.1 10388 13.8 9909 17.8 9930 15.9
  1. Number of participants and prevalence of daily smoking among 14 and 15 year olds, listed by country and survey period, separately for boys and girls. Countries are listed from lowest daily smoking prevalence to highest daily smoking prevalence in 2002.