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Table 1 Demographic and socioeconomic characteristics of study participants (N = 422)

From: Factors associated with different smoking statuses among Malaysian adolescent smokers: a cross-sectional study

Characteristic n (%)
Form
 Form 1 35 (8.4)
 Form 2 94 (22.3)
 Form 3 90 (21.3)
 Form 4 125 (29.6)
 Form 5 78 (18.4)
Age (Years), (M = 15.3, SD = 1.24)
 13 34 (8.1)
 14 93 (22.0)
 15 90 (21.3)
 16 123 (29.1)
 17 82 (19.4)
Initiation age of smoking (Years)
  < 7 5 (1.2)
 7–12 168 (39.8)
 13–17 249 (59.0)
Gender
 Male 381 (90.3)
 Female 41 (9.7)
Ethnicity
 Bumiputera 331 (78.4)
 Non-Bumiputera 91 (21.6)
Daily Pocket Allowance (MYR)
  < 2 21 (5.0)
 2- < 5 180 (42.7)
 5- < 10 176 (41.7)
  ≥ 10 45 (10.7)
Household Monthly Family Income (MYR)
  ≤ 1000 27 (6.4)
 1001–4000 347 (82.2)
  ≥ RM 4000 48 (11.4)
Working After School (Student)
 Yes 51 (12.1)
 No 371 (87.9)
Smoking Status
 Sole CC 114 (27.0)
 Sole EC 178 (42.2)
 Dual user (CC and EC) 130 (30.8)
HONC (M = 2.65, SD = 2.307)
 Not Hooked (< 1) 90 (21.3)
 Hooked (≥1) 332 (78.7)
CO ppm (M = 2.1, SD = 2.682)
 Non-Smoker (1–3) 337 (79.9)
 Light Smoker (4–6) 60 (14.2)
 Regular Smoker (≥7) 29 (6.9)
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