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Table 2 Ways of cigarette acquirement according to the ease of cigarette purchase, KYRBWS 2005–2016 (N = 95,491)

From: Trends in the ease of cigarette purchase among Korean adolescents: evidence from the Korea youth risk behavior web-based survey 2005–2016

  Ease of cigarette purchase  
Yes (n = 76,860) No (n = 18,631) p-valuea
N % N %  
Acquired from one’s own or a friend’s house 2973 5.2 1457 17.1  
Bought from stores 39,410 69.8 1412 17.7  
Borrowed from friends 11,044 19.5 4170 51.8 <  0.001
Borrowed from adults 1465 2.8 532 6.9  
Picked up from streets 1466 2.8 534 6.5  
  1. aP-values were calculated by Chi-squared test