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Table 1 Comparison of the prevalence of current tobacco use in Bangladeshi students between GYTS (2007) and GYTS (2013) survey

From: Changes in prevalence, and factors associated with tobacco use among Bangladeshi school students: evidence from two nationally representative surveys

Covariates Survey Year 2007 Survey Year 2013
Overall Tobacco Use
No Yes P Value No Yes P Value
Unweighted Frequency
(Weighted Percent)
Unweighted Frequency
(Weighted Percent)
Unweighted Frequency
(Weighted Percent)
Unweighted Frequency
(Weighted Percent)
Sex   <.001   <.001
 Male 1325 (89.60) 217 (10.40)   1208 (90.83) 125 (9.17)  
 Female 1339 (94.78) 103 (5.22)   1679 (97.16) 97 (2.84)  
Age    <.001    <.001
 Younger than 14 years 989 (93.86) 131 (6.14)   1423 (95.05) 84 (4.95)  
 Equal to 14 years 828 (93.32) 68 (6.68)   1027 (92.26) 77 (7.74)  
 Older than 14 years 891 (86.81) 136 (13.19)   434 (85.47) 61 (14.53)  
Grade    0.007    0.667
 7th 553 (94.10) 57 (5.90)   899 (94.88) 64 (5.12)  
 8th 657 (91.79) 64 (8.21)   832 (92.61) 62 (7.39)  
 9th or above 1510 (89.75) 220 (10.25)   1155 (91.39) 95 (8.61)  
Average pocket money (per month)a    <.001    <.001
 Spend less than or equal to 160 TK 2391 (92.98) 227 (7.02)     
 Spend more than 160 TK 303 (73.41) 102 (26.59)     
 Spend less than or equal to 400 TK     2649 (93.96) 159 (6.04)  
 Spend between 400 and 800 TK     157 (76.34) 51 (23.66)  
 Spend more than or equal to 800 TK     66 (88.73) 12 (11.27)  
Aware of the effect of passive smoking    <.001    <.001
 Yes 2395 (91.97) 250 (8.03)   2650 (93.31) 180 (6.69)  
 No 301 (88.54) 86 (11.46)   226 (95.61) 35 (4.39)  
Favoured banning smoking at public places    <.001    0.003
 Yes 2244 (92.21) 233 (7.79)   1909 (94.69) 125 (5.31)  
 No 436 (91.49) 79 (8.51)   958 (90.26) 95 (9.74)  
Refused by the tobacco vendor for age    0.006    0.001
 Yes 170 (81.14) 70 (18.86)   127 (84.22) 25 (15.78)  
 No 250 (90.30) 59 (9.70)   24 (57.28) 16 (42.72)  
Average cost per packet cigarette (20 cigarettes)a    0.021    <.001
 Less than 64TK 10 (71.14) 17 (28.86)     
 More than or equal to 64 TK 5 (45.14) 34 (54.86)     
 Less than or equal to 75 TK     363 (89.08) 42 (10.92)  
 Between 76 to 200 TK     132 (73.76) 70 (26.24)  
 More than 200 Tk     1891 (95.40) 83 (4.60)  
Received anti-tobacco message    0.205    0.428
 Yes 2420 (91.07) 285 (8.93)   2150 (92.76) 181 (7.24)  
 No 75 (94.60) 13 (5.40)   275 (93.09) 19 (6.91)  
Health warning on tobacco products       <.001
 Yes     2134 (92.21) 195 (7.79)  
 No     737 (96.55) 27 (3.45)  
Being offered free tobacco products    <.001    0.033
 Yes 444 (84.10) 134 (15.90)   73 (95.28) 11 (4.72)  
 No 2202 (93.41) 187 (6.59)   2790 (93.02) 210 (6.98)  
Noticed anyone smoking in the school       <.001
 Yes     1004 (90.05) 138 (9.95)  
 No     1870 (95.64) 77 (4.36)  
Taught about danger of tobacco in class    0.005    0.558
 Yes 1288 (93.35) 125 (6.65)   1640 (93.11) 129 (6.89)  
 No 1007 (92.04) 141 (7.96)   789 (92.65) 68 (7.35)  
Tobacco advertisement    0.274    0.104
 Yes 1739 (91.00) 221 (9.00)   1969 (91.24) 177 (8.76)  
 No 85 (94.03) 7 (5.97)   261 (93.99) 15 (6.01)  
Exposed to tobacco smoke    <.001    <.001
 Yes 1255 (87.44) 240 (12.56)   2027 (90.65) 207 (9.35)  
 No 1461 (96.58) 96 (3.42)   846 (98.71) 15 (1.29)  
  1. GYTS Global Youth Tobacco Survey. TK: Bangladeshi currency (1 USD ≈ 85 TK)
  2. a Information of ‘average pocket money (per month)’ and ‘average cost per packet cigarette (20 cigarettes)’ were collected in different categories in 2007 and 2013 surveys and could not be combined in the same categories