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Table 1 Sample socio-demographic characteristics

From: Socio-environmental and psychosocial predictors of smoking susceptibility among adolescents with contrasting socio-cultural characteristics: a comparative analysis

Sample Characteristicsa Total
(n = 1,573)
Northern Ireland
(n = 701)
Bogotá
(n = 872)
Chi-square
(χ2) p-value
Demographics
 Female 786 (50%) 355 (51%) 431 (49%) 0.117
 Age, years        0.000
 11 27 (2%) 1 (<1%) 26 (3%)  
 12 598 (38%) 279 (40%) 319 (37%)  
 13 722 (46%) 414 (59%) 308 (35%)  
 14 151 (10%) 7 (1%) 144 (17%)  
 15 or more 75 (5%) 0 (0%) 75 (9%)  
 Ethnicity        0.000
  Non-ethnic minority 1,401 (89%) 648 (93%) 753 (86%)  
  Ethnic minority 170 (11%) 51 (7%) 119 (14%)  
Socioeconomic measures
 Student Deprivation Rankb
  Low    275 (39%)    
  Middle    216 (31%)    
  High    137 (20%)    
 School Deprivation Rankb
  Low    364 (52%)    
  Middle    231 (33%)    
  High    106 (15%)    
 Student Socioeconomic Levelc
  Lowest      7 (1%)  
  Low      240 (28%)  
  Middle – Low      313 (36%)  
  Middle      242 (28%)  
  Middle – High      50 (6%)  
  High      2 (<1%)  
 School Socioeconomic Leveld
  Middle – Low      544 (62%)  
  Middle – High      328 (38%)  
Family structure        0.000
 Single parent 465 (30%) 126 (18%) 339 (39%)  
 Both parents 1039 (66%) 557 (80%) 482 (55%)  
 Live with other adult 67 (4%) 16 (2%) 51 (6%)  
  1. aVariable distributions are reported as n (%) unless otherwise stated
  2. bNorthern Ireland only. Low (0-300), Middle (301-600), High (601-890). Northern Ireland Multiple Deprivation Measure rank derived from NISRA data
  3. cBogotá, Colombia only. Socioeconomic level index of individual students according to the Departamento Administrativo Nacional de Estadística (DANE; "National Administrative Department of Statistics")
  4. dSocioeconomic level Index of schools according to the Instituto Colombiano para el Fomento de la Educación Superior ("Colombian Institute for the Promotion of Higher Education")