Study variables No (%) Smoking status (n=4693) Smoker 483 (10.3) Non-smoker 4210 (89.7) Start of smoking first time (n=421) 7 years or less 24 (5.7) 8 to 9 years 24 (5.7) 10 to 11 years 43 (10.2) 12 to 13 years 83 (19.7) 14to 15 years 130 (30.9) > 16 years16 117 (27.8) How many cigarettes did you smoke during last  1 month  (n=385) < 1 cigarette per day 50 (13) 1 to 4 cigarettes per day 123 (31.9) 5 to 9 cigarettes per day 71 (18.4) 10 to 14 cigarettes per day 41 (10.6) 15 to 19 cigarettes per day 32 (8.3) > 20 cigarettes per day 68 (17.7) How do you obtain cigarettes (n=484) From a grocery store 277 (57.2) Provided to me by a colleague/friend 102 (21.1) Provided to me by one of family members 35 (7.2) Gave money someoneelse to buy me 33 (6.8) Obtained by some other way 26  (5.4) Obtained in a social occasion 19  (3.9) Estimated amount spent for purchasing cigarettes during the last month (n=393) I do not buy cigarettes myself 73 (18.6) Less than 50 SR 130 (33.1) 50 to 99 SR 90 (22.9) 100 to 199 SR 42 (10.7) 200 SR or more 58 (14.8) Place of smoke of cigarettes(n=484) In public places 299(61.8) At home 87 (18.0) In the homes of friends 81 (16.7) At events/parties 75 (15.5) In bathrooms 51(10.5) At school 41 (8.5) Have you tried smoking water pipe? (n=394) Yes 312 (79.2) No 82 (20.8) How old, when smoking water pipe? (n=340) < 7 years 23 (6.8) 8 to 9 years 9 (2.6) 10 to 11 years 24 (7.1) 12 to 13 years 49 (14.4) 14 to 15 years 107 (31.5) >= 16 years 128 (37.6) Place of smoking of water pipe (n=484) In public places 198(40.9) Other places 94(19.4) In homes of friends 80(16.5) At home 50 (10.3) At events and parties 35 (7.2)
Table 2: Prevalence of smoking and the distribution of consumption
pattern among school children.
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