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Table 1 Prevalence of tobacco use in youth in Cyprus middle schools and high schools by gender – 2006 Cyprus Global Youth Tobacco Survey

From: Prevalence and social environment of cigarette smoking in Cyprus youth

Characteristic Prevalence (95% Confidence Interval)
  Middle School High School
  Overall Boys Girls Overall Boys Girls
  (n = 7,230) (n = 3,651) (n = 3,579) (n = 5,931) (n = 2,619) (n = 3,312)
Age in years – mean (SD) 13.4 (0.01) 13.4 (0.02) 13.3 (0.02) 16.2 (0.01) 16.2 (0.02) 16.2 (0.02)
Ever smoked cigarettes 28.1 (26.2, 29.9) 35.3 (32.9, 37.6) 20.8 (18.3, 23.2) 58.0 (55.8, 60.1) 66.4 (64.6, 68.6) 51.2 (47.7, 54.7)
Ever smokers initiated smoking before age ten 20.0 (18.6, 21.4) 23.4 (20.7, 26.0) 14.3 (11.4, 17.2) 7.8 (6.6, 8.9) 9.9 (7.8, 12.0) 5.6 (4.3, 6.8)
Current tobacco users* 10.5 (9.0, 12.1) 13.6 (11.5, 15.8) 7.3 (5.6, 9.1) 29.2 (27.1, 31.3) 36.8 (34.5, 39.1) 23.1 (20.2, 26.1)
Current cigarette smokers* 9.9 (8.4, 11.4) 12.7 (10.5, 14.9) 7.0 (5.3, 8.7) 28.7 (26.6, 30.8) 35.7 (33.3, 38.0) 23.2 (20.2, 26.2)
Never smokers likely to initiate smoking next year 16.0 (14.7, 17.2) 16.6 (15.2, 18.0) 15.4 (13.6, 17.3) 24.4 (22.8, 26.0) 19.9 (17.6, 22.1) 26.9 (24.6, 29.3)
  1. *Current smoking is defined as having smoked on 1 or more days of the past 30 days