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TABLE 2

Ever Tobacco Use at Wave 4 (2017) and Age at First Use by Product Among PATH Study Respondents Aged 12–24 Years at Wave 1 (2013–2014; n = 15 826)

Ever Tobacco Usea at Wave 4Percentage of All Tobacco Users Using Product, Weighed % (95% CI)Age at First Use,b y
No.Weighted % (95% CI)Median95% Quantiles
Tobacco product — — — — 2.5%–97.5% 
 Any tobacco 9410 61.7 (60.1 to 63.2) 100.0 (—) 16 7–23 
Individual products      
 E-cigarettes 7238 45.3 (43.9 to 46.7) 73.1 (71.9 to 74.3) 19 8–22 
 Cigarettes 6766 44.9 (43.6 to 46.2) 72.4 (71.1 to 73.7) 16 12–25 
 Hookah 5723 38.7 (37.0 to 40.3) 62.4 (60.4 to 64.3) 17 13–23 
 Cigarillos 5230 34.4 (33.1 to35.7) 55.5 (54.1 to 56.9) 17 11–23 
 Traditional cigars 3616 24.7 (23.6 to 25.9) 39.9 (38.4 to 41.3) 17 12–24 
 Filtered cigars 2935 18.4 (17.4 to 19.4) 29.6 (28.4 to 30.9) 17 12–24 
 Smokeless tobacco 2259 14.4 (13.6 to 15.1) 23.2 (22.1 to 24.2) 16 9–23 
 Pipes 2107 13.3 (12.5 to 14.0) 21.4 (20.4 to 22.4) 16 11–23 
 Snus 1821 11.3 (10.7 to 12.0) 18.3 (17.3 to 19.2) 16 12–23 
 Kreteks 610 2.7 (2.5 to 3.0) 4.4 (4.1 to 4.8) 16 12–17 
 Dissolvable tobacco 605 2.7 (2.5 to 2.9) 4.4 (4.0 to 4.7) 16 12–20 
 Bidis 604 2.7 (2.5 to 2.9) 4.4 (4.0 to 4.7) 16 13–17 
Ever Tobacco Usea at Wave 4Percentage of All Tobacco Users Using Product, Weighed % (95% CI)Age at First Use,b y
No.Weighted % (95% CI)Median95% Quantiles
Tobacco product — — — — 2.5%–97.5% 
 Any tobacco 9410 61.7 (60.1 to 63.2) 100.0 (—) 16 7–23 
Individual products      
 E-cigarettes 7238 45.3 (43.9 to 46.7) 73.1 (71.9 to 74.3) 19 8–22 
 Cigarettes 6766 44.9 (43.6 to 46.2) 72.4 (71.1 to 73.7) 16 12–25 
 Hookah 5723 38.7 (37.0 to 40.3) 62.4 (60.4 to 64.3) 17 13–23 
 Cigarillos 5230 34.4 (33.1 to35.7) 55.5 (54.1 to 56.9) 17 11–23 
 Traditional cigars 3616 24.7 (23.6 to 25.9) 39.9 (38.4 to 41.3) 17 12–24 
 Filtered cigars 2935 18.4 (17.4 to 19.4) 29.6 (28.4 to 30.9) 17 12–24 
 Smokeless tobacco 2259 14.4 (13.6 to 15.1) 23.2 (22.1 to 24.2) 16 9–23 
 Pipes 2107 13.3 (12.5 to 14.0) 21.4 (20.4 to 22.4) 16 11–23 
 Snus 1821 11.3 (10.7 to 12.0) 18.3 (17.3 to 19.2) 16 12–23 
 Kreteks 610 2.7 (2.5 to 3.0) 4.4 (4.1 to 4.8) 16 12–17 
 Dissolvable tobacco 605 2.7 (2.5 to 2.9) 4.4 (4.0 to 4.7) 16 12–20 
 Bidis 604 2.7 (2.5 to 2.9) 4.4 (4.0 to 4.7) 16 13–17 

—, not applicable.

a

Respondents answered affirmatively when asked whether they had ever used the product, even 1 or 2 times (for cigarettes, even 1 or 2 puffs).

b

The youngest age reported for ever use of a tobacco product. Those who reported starting use of a product after wave 1 were assigned the age at the reporting survey.

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