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Table 2 Prevalence of factors influencing tobacco use 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
Secondhand smoke exposure
Exposure to smoking from others at home in the past 7 days 81.6 (80.6–82.5) (n = 11,197) 80.6 (79.4–81.7) (n = 5,643) 82.7 (81.4–83.8) (n = 5,300)
Exposure to smoke in public places in the past 7 days 85.9 (84.8–87.0) (n = 11,205) 85.3 (83.8–86.6) (n = 5,696) 86.9 (85.7–87.9) (n = 5,274)
Those who thought smoking should be banned in public places 91.4 (90.6–92.1) (n = 11,323) 89.6 (88.5–90.6) (n = 5,733) 94.0 (93.0–94.9) (n = 5,335)
Pro-tobacco advertising exposure
Exposure to advertisements for cigarettes on billboards in the past month 33.4 (32.1–34.8) (n = 10,764) 34.4 (32.8–36.0) (n = 5,429) 32.1 (30.4–33.8) (n = 5,109)
Exposure to advertisements for cigarettes in newspapers or magazines in the past month 27.9 (26.8–29.1) (n = 10,984) 29.9 (28.1–31.7) (n = 5,529) 25.1 (23.7–26.5) (n = 5,225)
Ownership of an object with a tobacco brand logo on it 10.1 (9.3–11.0) (n = 11,129) 12.4 (11.4–13.5) (n = 5,634) 6.7 (5.8–7.7) (n = 5,268)
Access and availability of cigarettes to smokers
Current smokers who usually bought their cigarettes in a store 46.5 (40.6–52.4) (n = 557) 48.9 (41.8–55.9) (n = 387) 38.4 (28.7–49.3) (n = 129)
Current smokers who usually bought their cigarettes in a store who had never been refused purchase because of their young age 86.4 (80.5–90.8) (n = 226) 88.0 (81.2–92.6) (n = 166) 82.7 (66.6–92.0) (n = 39)
Those ever been offered "free" cigarettes by a cigarette company representative 7.6 (7.0–8.2) (n = 10,530) 9.1 (8.2–10.1) (n = 5,262) 5.6 (4.9–6.3) (n = 5,093)
Exposure to teaching in school the previous year about:
Dangers of smoking tobacco 52.8 (50.9–54.7) (n = 11,051) 52.7 (50.7–54.6) (n = 5,609) 53.3 (50.9–55.7) (n = 5,224)
Reasons why people their age smoke 21.1 (19.7–22.5) (n = 11,185) 21.3 (19.8–22.7) (n = 5,665) 20.5 (18.5–22.7) (n = 5,284)
The effects of smoking 40.1 (38.2–41.9) (n = 11,110) 39.4 (37.4–41.4) (n = 5,617) 41.4 (39.1–43.8) (n = 5,265)
  1. CI, confidence interval.