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Table 2 Smoking initiation age, number, frequency of smoking and source of cigarettes/s among current adolescent smoking

From: Smoking among school-going adolescents in selected secondary schools in Peninsular Malaysia- findings from the Malaysian Adolescent Health Risk Behaviour (MyaHRB) study

Variable n %
Smoking initiation Age (year)
 Less than 7 14 3.5
 8–9 23 5.7
 10–11 60 14.9
 12–13 125 31.1
 14–15 148 36.8
 16 years 34 8.5
Quantity of cigarettes daily
 Less than 1 32 7.8
 1 72 17.6
 2–5 179 43.8
 6–10 53 13.0
 11–20 22 5.4
  > 20 30 7.3
Frequency of smoking in the last 30 days
 Daily 143 34.7
 20–29 37 9.0
 10–19 40 9.7
 6–9 41′ 10
 3–5 45 10.9
 1–2 106 25.7
Source of cigarettes
 Bought from shop 253 69.9
 Asked others to buy 29 8.0
 Bought from others 45 12.4
 Family member 12 3.3
 Others 23 6.4
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