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Children Statistics and Information

11. Proportion of lifetime tobacco-taking students (Secondary Students)[1]
Age 2014-15
(%)
2016-17
(%)
2018-19
(%)
11 and below 3.0 3.9^^ 3.9^^
12 4.9
13 7.9 6.8 5.0
14 10.0 9.2 7.4
15 13.2 11.3 8.1
16 13.5 12.5 10.3
17 18.2 18.9 12.1
18 and above 26.4 31.0 22.3
Overall 12.9 12.7 9.0

^ The percentage represents secondary students aged 12 and below

Sex 2014-15
(%)
2016-17
(%)
2018-19
(%)
Male 14.8 14.1 10.5
Female 10.9 11.3 7.4
Overall 12.9 12.7 9.0
[1]

The 2014-15, 2016-17 and 2018-19 surveys covered students from Secondary 1 to 6 under the New Senior Secondary academic structure in all schools except special schools. The figures represent the percentages of all students in the respective age and sex sub-groups. For example, among all secondary school students aged 11 and below in 2014-15, 3.0% were ever smokers. Source: Thematic Household Survey Reports No. 59, 64 and 70, Census and Statistics Department