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Table 1 Cigarette use by key demographic variables amongst Pacific and NZ European adolescents

From: Predictors of cigarette use amongst Pacific youth in New Zealand

  Pacific NZ European
(N = 982) (N = 4489)
n % 95% CI p-value n % 95% CI p-value
Smoking prevalence 117 11.9 9.5 – 14.4   253 5.6 4.9 – 6.3 <.0001
Gender         
Males 43 8.6 5.5 – 11.7   114 4.7 3.7 – 5.7  
Females 74 15.5 12.3 – 18.6 0.001 139 6.6 5.5 – 7.7 0.02
Age         
13 years 19 7.8 4.0 – 11.7   23 2.6 1.5 – 3.8  
14 years 25 11.9 7.9 – 15.9   44 4.1 2.7 – 5.6  
15 years 20 9.7 6.0 – 13.3   68 6.9 5.1 – 8.6  
16 years 31 16.3 10.5 – 22.0   68 7.8 5.9 – 9.8  
17 years 22 16.7 9.2 – 24.2 0.02 50 7.1 5.3 – 8.8 <.0001
NZ Deprivation         
Low 6 6.5 0.8 – 12.3   101 4.9 3.9 – 5.8  
Mid 30 12.2 7.7 – 16.6   107 5.9 4.8 – 6.9  
High 80 12.8 9.5 – 16.1 0.29 43 7.6 5.2 – 10.0 <.0001