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Children Statistics and Information

11. Proportion of lifetime tobacco-taking students (Secondary Students)[1]
Age 2010-11
(%)
2012-13
(%)
2014-15
(%)
11 and below 7.2 6.6 3.0
12 7.0 6.5 4.9
13 11.3 10.0 7.9
14 15.5 12.5 10.0
15 18.6 15.3 13.2
16 19.8 18.1 13.5
17 20.1 21.1 18.2
18 19.4 33.8* 26.4*
19 28.2
20 and above 33.7
Overall 15.7 15.0 12.9

* The percentage represents secondary students aged 18 and above

Sex 2010-11
(%)
2012-13
(%)
2014-15
(%)
Male 17.0 16.0 14.8
Female 14.4 13.9 10.9
Overall 15.7 15.0 12.9
[1]

The 2010-11 survey covered students from Secondary 1 to 7 in all schools except special schools, while the 2012-13 and 2014-15 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. 48, 53 and 59, Census and Statistics Department