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Table 4 Adolescent snus use 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 74 92 47 79 34 65 50 (780) 77 (1118)
  1994 77 93 49 78 39 66 56 (989) 80 (1519)
  2003 82 92 59 80 48 60 64 (882) 77 (1213)
Have tried 1987 21 8 35 19 38 32 32 (504) 21 (305)
  1994 20 7 36 22 34 32 30 (534) 19 (383)
  2003 15 8 29 19 30 35 25 (335) 20 (319)
Have used snus but stopped 1987 2 0 5 2 5 1 4 (60) 1 (11)
  1994 1 0 3 0 6 1 3 (55) 0 (6)
  2003 1 0 2 1 3 1 2 (31) 1 (13)
Use less then one box/week 1987 2 0 3 0 5 1 4 (58) 0 (5)
  1994 1 0 5 0 3 1 3 (51)* 1 (19)
  2003 1 0 2 0 2 1 1 (19) 1 (10)
Use one box or more/week 1987 1 0 10 0 18 1 10 (164) 1 (9)
  1994 1 0 7 0 18 0 8 (151)* 0 (5)
  2003 1 0 8 0 17 3 8 (117) 1 (16)
  1. The results marked * are the statistically significant results (with p < 0.01) stated and discussed in the paper