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Table 1 Descriptive characteristics of the study population among 10–12 grade school students in Canada, 2012–2013

From: Prevalence and characteristics of flavoured tobacco use among students in grades 10 through 12: a national cross-sectional study in Canada, 2012–2013

Variables Flavoured Tobacco Use (Past 30 days) No Flavoured Tobacco Use (Past 30 days) Total (N)
Outcome Variable
Flavoured Tobacco Use (Past 30 days) 14.77% 85.23% 19979
Independent Variables
Sex (n = 19979) Male 18.8% 81.2% 9808
Female 10.9% 89.1% 10171
Grade Tenth 12.7% 87.3% 7544
Eleventh 15.0% 85.0% 6982
Twelfth 17.4% 82.6% 5453
Ethnicity (n = 18818) White 14.5% 85.5% 14389
Black 19.0% 81.0% 814
Asian 7.5% 92.5% 1942
Aboriginal 23.9% 76.1% 1270
Hispanic 21.3% 78.7% 403
Friend Smokers (n = 18048) None 4.6% 95.5% 9861
One 12.1% 87.9% 2278
Two 19.7% 80.3% 1571
Three or more 36.5% 63.5% 4338
Sibling Smokers (n = 18141) None 11.0% 89.0% 14149
One 23.2% 76.8% 2763
Two 25.9% 74.1% 718
Three or more 42.1% 57.9% 511
Parent/Guardian Smokers (n = 18921) None 10.4% 89.6% 10935
One 16.5% 83.5% 4284
Two 20.1% 79.9% 2107
Three or more 27.3% 72.7% 1595
Weekly Personal Spending Money (n = 16546) $0 8.7% 91.3% 2783
$1–$5 12.5% 87.5% 869
$6–$10 10.3% 89.7% 1199
$11–$20 12.6% 87.4% 2594
$21–$40 17.1% 82.9% 2639
$40–$100 16.7% 83.3% 2733
>$100 23.3% 76.7% 3729
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