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Table 2 Proportion of boys and girls as well as students with a high, medium, and low OSC who have reported each of the twelve statements as important reasons for not smoking

From: Gender and socioeconomic disparities in reasons for not smoking cigarettes among Danish adolescents

  Boys (%) Girls (%) p-value High OSC (%) Medium OSC (%) Low OSC (%) p-value
None of my friends smoke 39.2 34.5 0.081 36.5 36.1 36.4 0.994
I think the taste of cigarettes is disgusting 61.8 70.0 0.002 68.9 65.0 60.2 0.159
I am not allowed to smoke by my parents 71.0 80.1  < 0.001 79.2 74.4 72.1 0.111
I think smoking is too expensive 79.2 77.0 0.349 78.7 75.5 78.2 0.475
I know smoking is dangerous 89.8 96.3  < 0.001 95.4 91.4 92.7 0.043
Smoking is not interesting 82.1 84.1 0.341 82.2 84.0 81.8 0.692
You are not allowed to smoke before the age of 18 56.8 63.9 0.009 60.2 58.1 67.9 0.164
I exercise a lot 65.4 59.6 0.033 67.3 58.9 57.4 0.013
I like making my own decisions 64.3 66.3 0.447 65.0 66.8 58.7 0.275
My partner does not smoke 40.0 31.8 0.003 35.4 35.4 32.1 0.796
I do not want to be addicted to smoking 83.7 90.6  < 0.001 89.8 84.5 86.2 0.044
Smoking makes you smell bad 81.0 87.6 0.001 86.5 83.4 75.9 0.022
  1. p-values are marked with italics when significant at the 5% level
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