Table 1

Individual and community risk factors and smoking outcomes (N=3646)

VariablenProportion of sampleProportion who have tried smokingSmoking intensity scale mean
Individual descriptors
Categorical
 Age
  131140.030.181.81
  147220.200.241.73
  158270.230.292.04
  168040.220.372.21
  177690.210.432.57
  184100.110.563.10
 Gender
  Male18100.500.382.39
  Female18360.500.342.32
 Race/ethnicity
  White20910.570.362.74
  Black8180.220.321.61
  Hispanic4810.130.411.89
  Mixed race/other2560.070.382.37
 Sibling smokes
  No29240.800.312.29
  Yes7200.200.562.51
 Friend smoking
  None16150.440.171.27
  Some17110.470.452.15
  Most3160.090.784.23
 Ever smoked
  No23490.64
  Yes12970.36
Median  Quartiles 1 and 3(correlation)(correlation)
Continuous
 Smoking intensity (among smokers)11, 3
 Socioeconomic status0.08−0.65, 0.65−0.120.01
 Movie smoking exposure558285, 8830.210.05
 Team sports participation10, 2−0.08−0.16
 Sensation seeking1210, 140.310.27
Community descriptors
 Tobacco outlet density (per 1000 people)0.340.03, 1.120.03−0.07
 Distance (mi) to nearest outlet0.590.29, 1.190.0010.03
 Proportion population Black*0.030.01, 0.21−0.03−0.19
 Proportion population Hispanic*0.030.01, 0.090.02−0.10
 Poverty*†0.060.03, 0.110.02−0.12
  • *For each adolescent's census tract.

  • †Proportion of families with income below the poverty level.