Table 3

Source of supply in 2012 by gender and ethnicity

Source of supplyPercentage of identifying source as most frequently usedχ2 Significant at p
European/other (n=1004)Māori (n=769)Pacific (n=263)European/other (n=935)Māori (n=985)Pacific (n=291)
Given to by peers/friends36.<0.05
Bought from peers/friends10.812.913.<0.01
Bought from shop/machine*11.815.715.
Given to by parents5.<0.01
Took from parents8.410.
Given to by older siblings6.<0.01
  • *Only 1% of cigarette purchases were made from a vending machine.

  • NS, not significant.