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Table 1 Prevalence of smoking among Jamaican adolescents in 2000 and 2006

From: Cigarette smoking and associated factors among in-school adolescents in Jamaica: comparison of the Global Youth Tobacco Surveys 2000 and 2006

  Year 2000 Year 2006  
Characteristic % (95% CI) % (95% CI) P value
Age in years    0.92
Total 15.2 (13.4–17.3) 16.7 (12.9–18.6)  
   =<13 11.6 (9.8–14.3) 15.5 (12.9–18.6)  
   14 15.8 (9.2–25.7) 15.2 (12.2–18.7)  
15 20.9 (16.9–25.3) 18.2 (14.6–22.5)  
   > = 16 22.9 (18.5–26.5) 21.7 (16.3–28.3)  
   Gender (sex)    0.859
Females 11.7 (9.8–13.9) 12.0 (10.0–14.3)  
Males 19.3 (16.1–23.0) 21.8 (18.9–25.0)  
Parental smoking status    0.782
   None 60.8 (57.8–64.5) 64.4 (61.8–66.4)  
   One or both parents smokers 27.0 (22.7–31.0) 35.5 (33.1–38.4)  
Perception that smoking is harmful    0.890
Yes 10.9 (7.9–12.7) 15.9 (13.1–18.5)  
No 89.1 (86.5–91.7) 84.1 (81.9–86.3)