Dataset: HBSC-2005/06, ed.1.0

Variable agecigarette: Age when smoked first cigarette - 15-year-olds only

Literal Question

MQ22. At what age did you first do the following things?
C. Smoke a cigarette (more than a puff)

Values Categories N
1 never 69184
 63.0%
2 11 years or younger 10594
 9.6%
3 12 years 7634
 7.0%
4 13 years 8921
 8.1%
5 14 years 7946
 7.2%
6 15 years 4861
 4.4%
7 16 years or older 698
 0.6%
0 Inap 38183

Summary Statistics

Valid cases 109838
Missing cases 96100
Minimum 1.0
Maximum 7.0
Mean 2.028
This variable is numeric

Notes

Source: Adapted from the European School Survey Project on Alcohol and other Drugs (ESPAD) 1995, 1999, 2003. HBSC survey 2001/02

Description: A measure of the age of initiation into smoking, drinking alcohol and drunkenness.

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