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Table 5 Frequency of smoking habits in total population among adults and minors by gender

From: Aims, design and preliminary findings of the Hellenic National Nutrition and Health Survey (HNNHS)

Adults (20+ years) Smoking**
Total Males Females Level of significanceb
N % N % N %  
Ever smoked
 No 1935 52.4 620 41.0 1215 56.0 p < 0.001
 Yes 1878 50.9 893 59.0 955 44.0  
The past 30 days*
 No 2433 65.7 934 61.5 1497 68.5 p < 0.001
 Yes 1252 33.8 580 38.2 672 30.8  
Frequency
 Every daya 1093 87.3 519 89.5 574 85.4 P = 0.046
 Some daysa 158 12.6 60 10.3 98 14.6  
 Don’t know 1 0.1      
 Refused      
Minors (10–19 years)
 Ever smoked
  No 100 76.3 33 70.2 67 79.8 p = 0.229
  Yes 29 22.1 12 25.5 17 20.2  
  Don’t know 1 0.8      
  Refused 1 0.8      
  1. *For adults (> 19 years of age: 3705 in total): ever smoking; for minors specified if they even tried it (then response yes)
  2. aFor adults smoking the past 30 days (frequency (%) of smoking for smokers N = 1252)
  3. bTested via chi square test for gender differences in adult population (20 years +) and in minors (up to 19 years); *p < 0.05; **p < 0.01; ***p < 0.001;