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Tobacco use among adolescents in Scotland: profile and trends

DescriptionThe report presents analysis of trends and associations for smoking amongst 13 and 15 year old pupils between 1990 and 2013. Smoking is at its lowest level since the survey began.
ISBN9781785449901
Official Print Publication Date
Website Publication DateFebruary 02, 2016

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Scottish Schools Adolescent Lifestyle and Substance Use Survey (SALSUS) Series

Christopher Johnston
Health Analytical Services Division

ISBN 978 1 78544 990 1 (web only publication)
PPDAS 64389

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An Official Statistics Publication for Scotland

Contents

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

1. BACKGROUND AND METHODOLOGY
POLICY CONTEXT
SURVEY BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE
METHODOLOGY

2. SMOKING OVER TIME
SMOKING PREVALENCE
SMOKING CONSUMPTION LEVELS
WHERE PUPILS OBTAIN CIGARETTES
FAMILY AND FRIENDS' SMOKING BEHAVIOUR

3. ATTITUDES TO SMOKING
FAMILY ATTITUDES TO PUPIL SMOKING
PUPILS' ATTITUDES TO SMOKING
GIVING UP SMOKING

4. FAMILY, FRIENDS, SOCIETY AND HEALTH
FAMILY STRUCTURE
PARENTAL KNOWLEDGE OF CHILD'S ACTIVITIES
FRIENDS' AGES AND TIME SPENT WITH FRIENDS
LEISURE ACTIVITIES
SCHOOL LIFE
POST-SCHOOL EXPECTATIONS AND ASPIRATIONS
GEOGRAPHIC VARIATION
HEALTH AND MENTAL HEALTH

5. EQUALITIES
DEPRIVATION
GENDER
ETHNICITY

6. PREDICTORS OF SMOKING

7. CONCLUSION

APPENDIX A - EXPLANATORY NOTES AND BASES

APPENDIX B - FULL DATA TABLES

APPENDIX C - LOGISTIC REGRESSION

APPENDIX D - IMAGES AND CREDITS

An Official Statistics publication for Scotland