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Table 1 Studies on tobacco use among school and college students

From: Tobacco use by Indian adolescents

Author Sample Age of onset Ever use Current use Current daily use Type of tobacco use
Kapoor et al. [6] School and college students
(N = 1386, M-81.5%, F-18.5%)
5–10 in 36.1%
11–15 in 44.0%
16–20 in 19.9%
12% in total sample;
6% in 13–14 age group;
15% in >18 age group;
M = 14.2% F = 2.3%
7.1%
(smoked in the previous week)
29%
(of all smokers)
Smoking
Jayant et al. [11] Urban school students
(N = 1633, M-78.4%, F-21.6%)
-- EMa schools – 22.5% in boys
PILb schools – 6.9% in boys
MILc schools – 13.8% in boys
Girls – 1.1%
-- -- 86% smokers
Gavarsana et al. [12] College students
(N = 599, M-64.6%, F-35.4%)
10–12 in 64%
15 or more in 31%
Smoking in 18% boys;
Snuff use in 38% boys
and 12% girls
Smoking in 8% boys -- Smoking and snuff tobacco
Singhi et al. [15] School boys
(N = 467)
10–14 in 80% 20% in 12–20 age group - 42% of all smokers Beedis, cigarettes
  1. a) EM: English language,
  2. b) PIL: Private Indian language,
  3. c) MIL: Municipal Indian language.