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Table 3 Adolescent smoking in 1987, 1994 and 2003, in percent by sex and age

From: Adolescent's perceptions and expectations of parental action on children's smoking and snus use; national cross sectional data from three decades

   13 yr % 15 yr % 17 yr % Total % and (N)
   Boys Girls Boys Girls Boys Girls Boys Girls
Have never tried 1987 61 68 39 42 30 26 42 (658) 43 (628)
  1994 55 60 37 34 29 23 41 (733) 39 (762)
  2003 77 76 57 56 36 35 58 (797)* 56 (874)*
Have tried 1987 35 28 48 35 45 40 43 (672) 36 (513)
  1994 38 33 45 37 44 40 42 (757) 37 (709)
  2003 21 19 35 30 45 36 33 (462) 29 (448)
Have smoked but stopped 1987 2 1 3 2 3 3 2 (40) 2 (31)
  1994 3 3 5 6 6 7 5 (80) 5 (101)
  2003 1 1 4 3 5 8 3 (46) 4 (63)
Smoke occasionally 1987 2 3 7 13 11 14 7 (108) 10 (144)
  1994 2 3 7 12 10 10 6 (110) 9 (162)
  2003 1 2 2 5 9 9 4 (54)* 5 (84)*
Smoke every day 1987 0 0 3 8 11 17 6 (87) 9 (132)
  1994 2 1 6 11 11 20 6 (113) 10 (198)
  2003 0 2 2 6 5 12 2 (31)* 6 (102)*
  1. The results marked * are the statistically significant results (with p < 0.001) stated and discussed in the paper