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Table 1 Prevalence of tobacco use and interest in stopping smoking among students aged 13 to 15 years by gender, Turkey Global Youth Tobacco Survey, 2003

From: Evaluation of the use of Global Youth Tobacco Survey (GYTS) data for developing evidence-based tobacco control policies in Turkey

  Prevalence % (95% CI)
  Total Male Female
Prevalence    
Ever smoked cigarettes, even one or two puffs 26.3 (24.3–28.4) (n = 11,150) 31.7 (29.0–34.5) (n = 5,621) 19.7 (17.6–22.0) (n = 5,275)
Ever smokers who initiated smoking before age 10 30.7 (28.0–33.4) (n = 2,677) 34.9 (32.4–37.4) (n = 1,637) 23.7 (19.5–28.5) (n = 942)
Current cigarette smokers 6.9 (6.1–7.9) (n = 10,949) 9.4 (8.2–10.9) (n = 5,520) 3.5 (2.9–4.3) (n = 5,188)
Currently use of other tobacco products 3.4 (3.0–3.9) (n = 11,290) 4.4 (3.8–5.1) (n = 5,731) 1.5 (1.1–1.9) (n = 5,285)
Current cigarette smokers who felt like having a cigarette first thing in the morning 13.1 (9.6–17.6) (n = 347) 12.8 (9.0–17.8) (n = 229) 13.6 (7.2–24.3) (n = 86)
Never smokers likely to initiate smoking in the next year 13.1 (9.6–17.6) (n = 347) 12.8 (9.0–17.8) (n = 229) 13.6 (7.2–24.3) (n = 86)
  13.1 (9.6–17.6) (n = 347) 12.8 (9.0–17.8) (n = 229) 13.6 (7.2–24.3) (n = 86)
Cessation    
Current cigarette smokers wanting to stop smoking 65.3 (60.4–69.9) (n = 410) 68.9 (63.0–74.3) (n = 295) 60.2 (50.6–69.1) (n = 88)
Current cigarette smokers who had tried to stop smoking during the past year 61.4 (55.7–66.8) (n = 439) 66.9 (60.5–72.7) (n = 316) 44.8 (31.9–58.4) (n = 90)
Current smokers who had ever received help to stop smoking 71.5 (67.0–75.5) (n = 622) 75.3 (71.3–79.0) (n = 436) 55.6 (44.5–66.2) (n = 147)
  1. CI, confidence interval.