Table 3

Source of supply in 2012 by gender and ethnicity

Source of supplyPercentage of identifying source as most frequently usedχ2 Significant at p
MaleFemale
European/other (n=1004)Māori (n=769)Pacific (n=263)European/other (n=935)Māori (n=985)Pacific (n=291)
Given to by peers/friends36.124.230.247.633.136.8<0.05
Bought from peers/friends10.812.913.77.111.119.6<0.01
Bought from shop/machine*11.815.715.67.98.04.5NS
Given to by parents5.95.95.34.312.33.8<0.01
Took from parents8.410.46.59.87.76.9NS
Given to by older siblings6.44.76.95.77.510.7<0.01
Other20.626.221.817.620.317.7NS
Total100.0100.0100.0100.0100.0100.0
  • *Only 1% of cigarette purchases were made from a vending machine.

  • NS, not significant.