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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

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)
Smoking Academic year 11 13 15 Total
Do not smoke 2005/2006 96,8 86,4 70,4 83,8
Do not smoke 2009/2010 98,4 86,5 74,5 86,5
Do not smoke 2013/2014 98,4 93 84,2 92,1
Less than once a week 2005/2006 2 4,7 6,4 4,5
Less than once a week 2009/2010 0,9 5,3 6,5 4,2
Less than once a week 2013/2014 0,8 3,1 3,9 2,6
At least once a week, but not every day 2005/2006 1 3,8 6,2 3,8
At least once a week, but not every day 2009/2010 0,6 3,6 6,4 3,5
At least once a week, but not every day 2013/2014 0,4 2,3 4,1 2,2
Every day 2005/2006 0,2 5,1 16,9 7,9
Every day 2009/2010 0 4,6 12,6 5,7
Every day 2013/2014 0,4 1,6 7,7 3,1