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Table 2 Sample smoking behaviour and intentions 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)
χ2 p-value
Smoking behaviour        0.004
 Current smoker 58 (4%) 27 (4%) 31 (4%)  
 Previous smoker 224 (14%) 77 (11%) 147 (17%)  
 Never smoker 1291 (82%) 597 (85%) 694 (80%)  
Smoking Susceptibility
 Try a cigarette soon        0.000
  Yes 34 (2%) 17 (2%) 17 (2%)  
  Don’t know 375 (24%) 107 (15%) 268 (31%)  
  No 1163 (74%) 576 (82%) 587 (67%)  
  Missing Values 1 (<1%) 1 (<1%) 0 (0%)  
 Best friend offered cigarette        0.000
  Definitely yes 6 (<1%) 4 (1%) 2 (<1%)  
  Probably yes 53 (3%) 26 (4%) 27 (3%)  
  Not sure 184 (12%) 58 (8%) 126 (14%)  
  Probably not 151 (10%) 84 (12%) 67 (8%)  
  Definitely not 1177 (75%) 527 (75%) 650 (75%)  
 Smoke in next 6 months        0.000
  Current smoker 49 (3%) 10 (1%) 39 (4%)  
  Definitely start smoking 3 (<1%) 1 (<1%) 2 (<1%)  
  Probably start smoking 8 (1%) 0 (0%) 8 (1%)  
  Don’t know 141 (9%) 49 (7%) 92 (11%)  
  Probably not 104 (7%) 45 (6%) 59 (7%)  
  Definitely not 1264 (81%) 592 (84%) 672 (77%)  
Susceptible to smoking        0.000
 Yes 587 (37%) 215 (31%) 372 (43%)  
 No 985 (63%) 485 (69%) 500 (57%)  
  1. aVariable distributions are reported as n (%) unless otherwise stated