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Table 3 Attitudes towards tobacco smoking distributed by gender in Addis Ababa

From: Prevalence and determinants of adolescent tobacco smoking in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Characteristic Number of participants/Total for category % of total and 95% CI
   P < 0.01
Felt that boys who smoke have more friends 1773 27.6 [25.6–29.8]
   Males 777 24.3 [21.4–27.5)
   Females 996 30.2 (27.4–33.1]
   P = 0.6
Felt like girls who smoke had more friends 1767 18.9 [17.1–20.8]
   Males 765 18.1 [15.6–21.1]
   Females 1002 19.5 [17.2–22.1]
   P = 0.07
Felt that boys who smoke are attractive 1789 17.6 [15.9–19.5]
   Males 777 18.4 [15.8–21.3]
   Females 1012 17.0 [14.8–19.5]
   P = 0.2
Felt that girls who smoke are attractive 1780 5.5 [4.5–6.6]
   Males 777 5.8 [4.4–7.8]
   Females 1003 5.2 [3.9–6.8]
   P < 0.01
Felt that tobacco smoking is harmful to health 1783 90.5 [89.1, 91.8]
   Males 778 88.0 [85.6, 90.1]
   Females 1005 92.4 [90.7, 93.9]