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Table 1 Prevalence of smoking and other smoking-related behaviors, susceptibility to initiate smoking among students who had never smoked, and motivation to quit smoking among current smokers, Thailand GYTS

From: Prevalence of smoking and other smoking-related behaviors reported by the Global Youth Tobacco Survey (GYTS) in Thailand

  Prevalence % (95% CI)
Students who: Total Male Female
Ever smoked cigarettes 23.8 (21.9–26.0) (n = 14,639) 36.4 (33.9–39.0) (n = 7,198) 12.5 (10.7–14.5) (n = 7,274)
Smoked first cigarette before age 10 years (among smokers) 18.4 (16.6–20.3) (n = 3,086) 17.4 (15.3–19.7) (n = 2,343) 19.8 (16.5–23.5) (n = 683)
Were current cigarette smokers 10.1 (9.0–11.4) (n = 14,327) 17.0 (15.1–19.1) (n = 6,948) 3.9 (3.3–4.7) (n = 7,218)
Were current users of tobacco products other than cigarettes 7.1 (6.4–7.9) (n = 14,706) 9.6 (8.5–10.7) (n = 7,254) 4.7 (4.1–5.3) (n = 7,288)
Were susceptible to initiate smoking in the next year (among never smokers) 6.7 (6.1–7.3) (n = 11,034) 9.0 (8.0–10.2) (n = 4,568) 5.2 (4.4–6.1) (n = 6,378)
Were current smokers who wanted to quit 74.1 (70.0–77.8) (n = 898) 74.3 (70.0–78.2) (n = 729) 74.1 (65.1–81.5) (n = 143)
Were current smokers who tried to quit in the year prior to the survey 82.0 (78.5–85.0) (n = 888) 83.6 (80.0–86.7) (n = 728) 78.1 (69.2–85.0) (n = 135)
Were current smokers who received help to quit in the year prior to the survey 87.6 (85.0–89.9) (n = 1,322) 87.0 (83.9–89.5) (n = 1,025) 88.2 (81.9–92.5) (n = 247)
  1. CI, confidence interval.