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Table 1 Prevalence of current smoking among in-school American youth

From: Current cigarette smoking among in-school American youth: results from the 2004 National Youth Tobacco Survey

Characteristic Total Males Female
Age (years)    
   Total 15.7 15.9 15.3
   ≤ 12 4.0 4.3 3.7
   13 9.3 10.0 8.6
   14 13.3 14.6 12.0
   15 16.7 17.3 16.0
   16+ 25.7 25.4 25.8
Ethnicity    
   White 17.6 18.7 16.5
   Black or African American 9.3 8.8 9.8
   Asian 9.0 7.7 9.7
   Hispanic 15.0 13.8 16.4
   American Indian/Alaska Natives 17.0 15.7 18.3
Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander 16.3 13.0 18.2
Lived with a cigarette smoker    
   No 10.0 9.8 10.
   Yes 24.0 24.9 23.1
Closest friends smoked cigarettes    
   None 12.1 13.5 10.6
   One 33.4 32.9 34.0
   Two or more 41.0 42.6 40.1
Perception that it is safe to smoke for only a year or two, if quit after that    
   Definitely not 7.7 8.4 6.7
   Probably not 27.9 31.3 24.5
   Probably yes 46.2 49.0 44.1
   Definitely yes 51.2 45.2 53.3
Pocket money ($/week)    
   None 7.9 8.7 7.0
   1–10 9.4 10.6 8.0
   11–20 15.4 15.9 14.8
   21–50 21.3 21.7 20.8
   51–100 25.5 27.6 23.8
   >100 33.3 31.8 32.7
  1. Current smoking defined as having smoked cigarette at least one day in the last 30 days