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Children Statistics and Information

11. Proportion of lifetime tobacco-taking students (Secondary Students)[1]
Age 2012-13
(%)
2014-15
(%)
2016-17
(%)
11 and below 6.6 3.0 3.9^
12 6.5 4.9
13 10.0 7.9 6.8
14 12.5 10.0 9.2
15 15.3 13.2 11.3
16 18.1 13.5 12.5
17 21.1 18.2 18.9
18 33.8* 26.4* 31.0*
19
20 and above
Overall 15.0 12.9 12.7

^ The percentage represents secondary students aged 12 and below

* The percentage represents secondary students aged 18 and above

Sex 2012-13
(%)
2014-15
(%)
2016-17
(%)
Male 16.0 14.8 14.1
Female 13.9 10.9 11.3
Overall 15.0 12.9 12.7
[1]

The 2012-13, 2014-15 and 2016-17 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. 53, 59 and 64, Census and Statistics Department