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

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.

The 15 counties are grouped into five administrative regions:
Rapla and Harju Counties together with the City of Tallinn
Eastern and the Western Viru Counties
Tartu, Pőlva, Valga and Vőru Counties
Järva, Viljandi and Pärnu Counties
Lääne, Hiiu and Saare Counties.

Unit: percent

Disaggregated by: academic year, smoking, region

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)

Smoking
Academic year Region (health) Do not smoke Less than once a week At least once a week, but not every day Every day
2005/2006 Estonian average 83,8 4,5 3,8 7,9
2005/2006 Harju and Rapla County 82,7 5,2 4,1 8
2005/2006 Ida-Viru and Lääne-Viru county 82,2 2,8 3,5 11,5
2005/2006 Järva, Pärnu and Viljandi county 85,1 2,8 3 9
2005/2006 Tartu, Jõgeva, Põlva, Valga and Võru County 85,3 5,6 4,3 4,8
2005/2006 Hiiu, Saare and Lääne county 85,2 5,6 3,5 5,8
2009/2010 Estonian average 86,5 4,2 3,5 5,7
2009/2010 Harju and Rapla County 85,4 5,3 3,6 5,7
2009/2010 Ida-Viru and Lääne-Viru county 87,7 4,2 4,5 3,7
2009/2010 Järva, Pärnu and Viljandi county 86,2 3,8 2,7 7,3
2009/2010 Tartu, Jõgeva, Põlva, Valga and Võru County 88,8 3 2,6 5,6
2009/2010 Hiiu, Saare and Lääne county 82,9 4 6,1 6,9
2013/2014 Estonian average 92 2,6 2,2 3,2
2013/2014 Harju and Rapla County 91,3 2,7 2,4 3,6
2013/2014 Ida-Viru and Lääne-Viru county 91,6 2,4 2,1 4
2013/2014 Järva, Pärnu and Viljandi county 90 2,5 4,9 2,7
2013/2014 Tartu, Jõgeva, Põlva, Valga and Võru County 94,3 2,6 0,9 2,2
2013/2014 Hiiu, Saare and Lääne county 93,7 3 1,3 2,1