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Table 3 Attitudes towards tobacco smoking distributed 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 % (n) % (n) P value
Felt that boys who smoke have more friends 49.4 (45.4–51.5) 69.6 (66.7–72.3) 0.016
   Males 44.8 (39.5–48.0) 64.4 (60.0–68.6)  
   Females 54.3 (48.6–57.1) 75.0 (71.2–78.5)  
Felt like girls who smoke had more friends 25.2 (22.6–27.9) 35.9 (33.2–38.8) 0.004
   Males 24.9 (21.0–29.3) 34.9 (30.9–39.0)  
   Females 25.4 (22.3–29.0) 37.1 (33.2–41.2)  
Felt that boys who smoke are attractive 10.6 (8.9–12.6) 14.8 (13.0–16.9) 0.175
   Males 13.8 (10.8–17.5) 17.9 (14.9–21.4)  
   Females 7.8 (6.2–9.9) 12.2 (10.0–14.7)  
Felt that girls who smoke are attractive 8.9 (7.4–10.7) 11.1 (9.5–12.9) 0.327
   Males 11.7 (9.1–15.1) 13.6 (11.0–16.4)  
   Females 6.3 (4.8–8.2) 8.9 (7.0–11.2)