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Table 1 Descriptive statistics for advertisement of tobacco product as reported by Ellisras rural children (boys = 854 and girls = 800) aged 11 to 18 years

From: Advertisement and knowledge of tobacco products among Ellisras rural children aged 11 to 18 years: Ellisras Longitudinal study

Statement Boys Girls P-value
(n)% (n) %
1. When you watch TV, Video or movies, how often do you see actors smoking or chewing tobacco? A I never watch TV, video, movie (420) 49.2 (393) 49.1 0.512
A lot (229) 26.8 (210) 26.3 0.443
Sometimes (205) 24.0 (197) 24.6 0.431
2. Have you ever been given free cigarettes by anybody other than your parents, friends or relatives? Yes (100) 11.7 (70) 8.8 0.044
No (754) 88.3 (730) 91.3 0.335
3. Do you have something (t-shirt, pen, backpack) with a cigarette brand or any tobacco brand logo on it? Yes (35) 4.1 (45) 5.6 0.103
No (819) 95.9 (755) 94.4 0.431
4. During the past 30 days how many advertisements for cigarettes or other tobacco products have you seen on the billboards? None (488) 57.1 (489) 61.1 0.214
A lot (145) 17.0 (102) 12.8 0.022
Few (221) 25.9 (209) 26.1 0.487
5. During the past 30 days how many advertisements or promotions for cigarettes or other tobacco products have you seen in newspapers or magazines? A lot (135) 15.8 (126) 15.8 0.516
A few (315) 36.9 (279) 34.9 0.296
None (404) 47.3 (395) 49.4 0.325
6. During the past 30 days how many advertisements or promotions for cigarettes or other tobacco products have you seen in a classroom? A lot (84) 9.8 (62) 7.8 0.100
A few (141) 16.5 (113) 14.1 0.139
None (629) 73.7 (625) 78.1 0.227
7. During the past 30 days how many advertisements or promotions for cigarettes or other tobacco products have you seen at home? A lot (94) 11.0 (88) 11.0 0.530
A few (179) 21.0 (140) 17.5 0.008
None (581) 68.0 (572) 71.5 0.271