Previous ASH Year 10 Snapshot Survey’s

 


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ASH Year 10 Snapshot Survey 2010

The number of Year 10 students smoking each day is 5.5 percent – virtually unchanged from 5.6 percent a year ago and the smallest decline since the survey began in 1999.
Last updated on: 1 Jun 2011 || File size: 2427 Kb

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ASH Year 10 Snapshot Survey 2009

The Action on Smoking and Health (ASH) Year 10 Snapshot Survey shows the number of daily smokers among the country’s Year 10 students is down to 5.6 percent from 15.6 percent in 1999.
Last updated on: 14 Jul 2010 || File size: 554 Kb

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ASH Year 10 Snapshot Survey 2008

The ASH Year 10 Snapshot Survey shows a record 61 percent of students report never using tobacco products, up from 57 percent on the previous year. Overall 6.9 percent of Year Ten students report being daily smokers compared with 9.8 percent in 2004, when the changes to the Smoke-free Environments Act were introduced.
Last updated on: 10 Sep 2009 || File size: 332 Kb

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ASH Year 10 Snapshot Survey 2007

The ASH Year 10 Survey data shows that in 2007 over 80 percent of New Zealand teens are non-smokers and the rate of Kiwi teens who have never tried cigarettes continues to climb. The number of ‘never smoked’, those who have never smoked a single puff, increased by 3.4 percent on last year’s results to 57.2 percent of students. Regular smokers, those who smoke daily, weekly or monthly has dropped to 12.8 percent.
Last updated on: 16 Sep 2009 || File size: 338 Kb



Other Year 10 Research

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Trends in Smoking in Asian Year 10 students in NZ from 1992 to 2003

A coordinated effort between ASH and AUT, this presentation by Grace Wong and Nick Garrett, looks at the trends in smoking in Asian Year 10 students.
Last updated on: 21 Oct 2009 || File size: 279 Kb

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Tobacco Smoking Behaviour and Health Knowledge in a 2000 New Zealand Survey

The data analyses are in three sections:

  1. Results from the 2000 survey only, on demographic variables, school SES decile and pocket money
  2. Results from the 1999 and 2000 surveys comparing changes between the 2 years in smoking prevalences by sex, ethnicity, as well as a combined data for the 2 years comparing smoking by region
  3. Results from the 66 schools with data from all surveys in 1992, 1997, 1998, 1999 and 2000, showing trends in smoking prevalence by sex and ethnicity.
Last updated on: 21 Oct 2009 || File size: 446 Kb
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Parental smoking and related behaviours influence adolescent tobacco smoking

Robert Scragg, Murray Laugesen, Elizabeth Robinson in the New Zealand Medical Journal, 12 December 2003, Vol 116, No 1187.
This study aimed to investigate whether parental smoking and other parental behaviours are risk factors for smoking in 14-and 15-year-old children. It concluded that Parental behaviour is a key determinant of smoking by New Zealand adolescents.
Last updated on: 21 Oct 2009 || File size: 114 Kb

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Review of the ASH Year 10 Survey evaluation of the usefulness of the survey

Christopherson A, February 2003 for ASH NZ.
This review aims to determine the usefulness of the data collected by the ASH Year 10 survey for schools, Public Health Units and Health Promotion Service workers and other individuals and organisations with an interest in smokefree.
Last updated on: 21 Oct 2009 || File size: 290 Kb

Cigarette smoking, pocket money and socioeconomic status: results from a national survey of 4th form students in 2000Robert Scragg, Murray Laugesen, Elizabeth Robinson in the New Zealand Medical Journal 26 July 2002, Vol 115 No 1158.
Aims: To investigate whether pocket money amount and socio-economic status are risk factors for smoking in 14 and 15 year old children. Conclusions: Cigarette smoking is positively related to pocket money amount in adolescents. This finding has important public health significance, but further research is required to determine if the association is causal. 
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Tobacco Smoking Behaviour and Attitudes in a 2002 Survey

This report covers (1) the results from the 2002 survey only, for demographic variables, school SES decile, source of cigarettes, intention to smoke in the next year, influence of family and best-friend smoking, frequency of watching movies, amount of pocket money, and predictors of addiction (eg. HONC – Hooked on Nicotine Checklist) and (2) Results from the 1999, 2000, 2001 and 2002 surveys comparing changes in smoking prevalence over the 4 years, by sex, ethnicity, and DHB.
Last updated on: 21 Oct 2009 || File size: 205 Kb

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Cigarette smoking declining in fourth form girls but not in boys

Scragg R and Laugesen M, May 2001
This study reports and analyses the results of four surveys of fourth form (year 10) students carried out in 1997, 1998 and 1999. It concluded that while females were declining, males were not.
Last updated on: 21 Oct 2009 || File size: 216 Kb

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Trends in cigarette smoking in fourth form students 1992 to 1997

Laugesen M and Scragg R, August 1999 for the New Zealand Medical Journal, 1999, 112: 308-11.
This paper aims to determine trends in the cigarette smoking behaviour of 14- and 15-year-old students in New Zealand. It concluded that the increase in smoking is large, 27-37% over five years, of uncertain cause, affects both sexes, all regions, ethnic and socio-economic groups and certain cigarette brands.
Last updated on: 21 Oct 2009 || File size: 100 Kb

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Trends in cigarette smoking in fourth form students 1992 to 1998

Laugesen M and Scragg R for Action on Smoking and Health.
The aim of this research was to look at the smoking prevalence rates of New Zealand fourth form/year ten students from 1992, 1997 and 1998 to find any trends. The study used anonymous surveys from 80 secondary schools from around New Zealand. There were over 10,000 responses per survey year.
Last updated on: 21 Oct 2009 || File size: 100 Kb

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Sale of cigarettes to school children aged 14 and 15 years

Ford D, Scragg R and Weir J, June 1997 in the New Zealand Medical Journal, June 1997, 110: 225.
This paper aims to determine the sources of cigarettes and extent of illegal sales to 14 and 15 year old children, and to examine associated risk factors in order to more effectively reduce tobacco access to children. It concluded that the illegal sale of cigarettes to children is unacceptably easy and accurately perceived as such by children who smoke.
Last updated on: 21 Oct 2009 || File size: 45 Kb

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National survey of cigarette smoking in fourth form school children

Ford D, Scragg R, Weir J and Gaiser J, November 1995 in the
New Zealand Medical Journal, 1995, 108: 454-7.
This paper aimed to determine the prevalence of cigarette smoking in 14 and 15 year old school children in New Zealand and to examine associated risk factors. It concluded that smoking prevalence rates continue to be high among New Zealand children, especially in Maori and in females.
Last updated on: 21 Oct 2009 || File size: 87 Kb