Health » Smoking: Smoking among school-age children by gender

The frequency of smoking among school-age (11, 13, 15 y. o.) children.

Age groups are formed on the basis of forms 5, 7 and 9. The majority of students of these forms are 11...12, 13...14 or 15...16 years old. However, the research must also include the students who are repeating the year. As a prerequisite, 90% of the students must be of ±6 months the mean age of their age group, the remaining 10% must not be over the mean age of more than 12 months. The specification into age groups of 11, 13 and 15 years is in a way conditional because the cleaned files include also 12, 14 and 16 year old students in a certain amount.

Unit: percent

Disaggregated by: academic year, age, smoking, gender

Note: 2005/2006 academic year data is weighted. 2009/2010 academic year data is unweighted, but is representative.

Source: National Institute of Health Development, Health Behaviour in School-aged Children (HBSC)

Age (by year)
Gender (boy/girl) Smoking Academic year 11 13 15 Total
Boys and girls Do not smoke 2005/2006 96,8 86,4 70,4 83,8
Boys and girls Do not smoke 2009/2010 98,4 86,5 74,5 86,5
Boys and girls Do not smoke 2013/2014 98,4 93 84,2 92,1
Boys and girls Less than once a week 2005/2006 2 4,7 6,4 4,5
Boys and girls Less than once a week 2009/2010 0,9 5,3 6,5 4,2
Boys and girls Less than once a week 2013/2014 0,8 3,1 3,9 2,6
Boys and girls At least once a week, but not every day 2005/2006 1 3,8 6,2 3,8
Boys and girls At least once a week, but not every day 2009/2010 0,6 3,6 6,4 3,5
Boys and girls At least once a week, but not every day 2013/2014 0,4 2,3 4,1 2,2
Boys and girls Every day 2005/2006 0,2 5,1 16,9 7,9
Boys and girls Every day 2009/2010 0 4,6 12,6 5,7
Boys and girls Every day 2013/2014 0,4 1,6 7,7 3,1
Boys Do not smoke 2005/2006 95,3 84,8 66,8 81,2
Boys Do not smoke 2009/2010 99 83,6 71,6 84,8
Boys Do not smoke 2013/2014 97,6 93,3 82,9 91,4
Boys Less than once a week 2005/2006 3 4,8 6,2 4,8
Boys Less than once a week 2009/2010 0,7 6,1 6,4 4,4
Boys Less than once a week 2013/2014 1,4 2,2 4,4 2,6
Boys At least once a week, but not every day 2005/2006 1,5 4,2 5,6 3,9
Boys At least once a week, but not every day 2009/2010 0,3 4,4 6,1 3,6
Boys At least once a week, but not every day 2013/2014 0,5 2,3 4,1 2,3
Boys Every day 2005/2006 0,3 6,1 21,4 10,1
Boys Every day 2009/2010 0 6 16 7,2
Boys Every day 2013/2014 0,6 2,2 8,6 3,7
Girls Do not smoke 2005/2006 98,3 88 74,5 86,7
Girls Do not smoke 2009/2010 98 89,4 77 88,2
Girls Do not smoke 2013/2014 99,3 92,6 85,6 92,7
Girls Less than once a week 2005/2006 1,1 4,5 6,7 4,2
Girls Less than once a week 2009/2010 1,1 4,5 6,7 4
Girls Less than once a week 2013/2014 0,3 4,1 3,5 2,6
Girls At least once a week, but not every day 2005/2006 0,5 3,4 7 3,7
Girls At least once a week, but not every day 2009/2010 0,9 2,9 6,7 3,5
Girls At least once a week, but not every day 2013/2014 0,3 2,3 4,1 2,2
Girls Every day 2005/2006 0,1 4 11,8 5,5
Girls Every day 2009/2010 0 3,2 9,6 4,3
Girls Every day 2013/2014 0,1 1 6,8 2,5