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Table 7 School characteristics and leavers' questionnaire response – smoking rates for 'stayers on' and leavers (by whether they returned a postal questionnaire at age 16)

From: What explains between-school differences in rates of smoking?

School characteristics and leavers' questionnaire response Smokers (%)
     Stayed on at school after age 16 School leavers who returned age 16 postal questionnaires Leavers who did NOT returned age 16 postal questionnaires1
     age 14 age 16 age 14 age 16 age 14
School Eligible sample N % that left school early % of early school leavers returning questionnaire age 16 data boys girls boys girls boys girls boys girls boys girls
1 321 20.9 38.8 16.7 24.8 30.1 48.3 40.0 26.7 71.4 45.5 35.7 22.2
2 115 18.3 33.3 14.0 20.5 11.1 33.3 100.0 66.7 100.0 66.7 0.0 0.0
3 209 36.4 43.3 5.1 22.2 8.1 25.0 10.0 11.2 0.0 40.0 21.1 26.7
4 380 18.4 47.1 N/A* N/A* 29.2 45.5 N/A* N/A* 40.0 52.9 N/A* N/A*
5 401 36.4 39.0 15.6 29.8 11.2 37.0 43.8 58.3 45.4 58.3 31.1 38.5
6 327 31.2 28.4 12.9 27.8 23.1 40.7 15.4 23.1 33.3 41.7 30.6 45.5
7 306 25.2 33.3 12.6 21.9 30.1 41.0 50.0 60.0 50.0 61.5 54.5 57.1
8 292 48.6 31.7 4.8 19.0 19.2 35.3 14.3 35.7 12.5 60.9 11.3 38.2
9 301 34.2 40.7 13.8 21.6 16.4 21.1 47.1 52.4 46.2 47.1 47.1 41.7
10 392 17.3 36.8 11.3 16.0 25.2 28.0 0.0 17.6 33.3 38.5 16.7 23.1
11 272 16.5 35.5 12.1 27.9 25.3 37.5 14.3 71.4 66.7 75.0 46.7 58.3
12 371 29.9 36.0 11.0 27.9 13.8 36.5 36.4 42.1 85.7 62.5 22.5 44.4
13 510 21.0 39.2 13.3 18.8 33.1 40.1 22.2 61.9 50.0 55.6 28.9 30.0
14 316 16.8 52.8 21.0 11.9 28.1 31.5 23.1 46.7 12.5 33.3 36.4 30.0
15 380 15.8 43.3 15.7 31.0 26.6 33.6 28.6 58.3 28.6 50.0 35.3 58.3
16 376 34.0 41.4 5.6 15.1 11.5 38.5 50.0 30.3 28.6 48.1 7.7 36.8
17 264 28.4 29.3 15.3 25.9 16.9 37.8 0.0 27.3 50.0 77.8 41.7 71.4
18 397 23.7 37.2 21.3 28.2 33.1 34.9 16.7 52.4 25.0 50.0 27.6 40.9
19 303 36.0 41.3 19.8 35.2 20.0 33.8 46.2 57.1 37.5 57.9 20.8 43.3
20 370 39.5 42.5 4.6 25.7 12.9 26.7 12.5 36.6 16.7 40.7 26.7 46.9
21 559 21.6 46.3 13.0 27.7 25.5 40.9 20.8 57.1 37.5 60.0 34.2 36.8
22 306 25.8 35.4 16.8 29.4 13.6 41.2 35.7 63.6 28.6 66.7 30.0 52.6
23 293 15.7 30.4 19.5 16.3 39.2 34.3 40.0 44.4 50.0 71.4 33.3 53.3
24 397 32.5 49.6 8.1 26.2 17.9 36.4 26.7 38.1 40.0 82.4 18.2 54.2
25 272 50.7 48.6 10.0 33.3 25.9 50.0 24.0 36.8 41.2 46.7 23.7 40.9
All schools 8430 27.4 39.2 13.6 24.0 23.9 36.8 27.2 43.5 38.8 53.9 27.3 43.2
  1. * N/A as School 4 withdrew from the baseline survey and thus no data can be provided (see also Methods)
  2. 1 Age 16 values could not be observed for those who did not return the postal questionnaire.