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Table 1 Current prevalence of adolescents' cigarette smoking by their sociodemographic characteristics in Madinah, Saudi Arabia

From: Prevalence and predictors of adolescents’ cigarette smoking in Madinah, Saudi Arabia: a school-based cross-sectional study

Characteristics Smokers (n = 504) Non-smokers (n = 2818) P value
  No. %* No. %*  
Age group in years      
≤13 65 12.4 461 87.6 <.0001**
14- 45 9.4 434 90.6  
15- 77 13.3 506 86.2  
≥16 317 18.3 1417 81.5  
Sex      
Female 129 8.3 1430 91.7 <.0001**
Male 375 21.3 1388 78.7
School level      
Intermediate 217 13.9 1344 86.1 0.04**
Secondary 287 16.3 1474 83.7
School status      
Public 438 14.9 2504 85.1 0.20
Private 66 17.4 314 82.6
Pocket money per month      
≤300 SR 425 14.3 2558 85.6 0.001**
>300 SR 79 23.3 260 76.7
Father education      
Illiterate 62 24.2 194 75.8 0.0001**
Less than university 277 15.0 1573 85.0
University and higher 165 13.5 1051 86.5
Mother education      
Illiterate 76 24.0 240 76.0 0.001**
Less than university 276 13.3 1794 86.7
University and higher 152 16.2 784 83.8
  1. *Percentages are rounded.
  2. **Significant.