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

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, smoking, nationality

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)

Ethnic nationality
Smoking Academic year Estonian Non-estonian
Do not smoke 2005/2006 84 83,2
Do not smoke 2009/2010 86 88,3
Less than once a week 2005/2006 5 2,9
Less than once a week 2009/2010 4,5 3,2
At least once a week, but not every day 2005/2006 3,8 3,8
At least once a week, but not every day 2009/2010 3,6 3,3
Every day 2005/2006 7,1 10,2
Every day 2009/2010 5,9 5,3