Table 2

Recent (past 3 months) nicotine use in young (12–30 years) female (N=1119) and male (N=965) patients

 % (n/N)
12–17 years18–19 years20–30 years
Females
 Daily or almost daily23.0 (127/552)32.0 (62/194)34.6 (129/373)
 Weekly4.2 (23/552)4.1 (8/194)5.6 (21/373)
 Less than weekly12.9 (71/552)17.0 (33/194)12.9 (48/373)
 Never60.0 (331/552)46.9 (91/194)46.9 (175/373)
Males
 Daily or almost daily23.1 (115/497)40.9 (56/137)48.0 (159/331)
 Weekly5.0 (25/497)4.4 (6/137)5.7 (19/331)
 Less than weekly9.7 (48/497)5.8 (8/137)10.6 (35/331)
 Never62.2 (309/497)48.9 (67/137)35.6 (118/331)