Table 1: Distribution of never and ever users of tobacco in the current academic year based on age group and education.

FactorsNever users ()Ever users in the current academic year ()Total value

Age group
 ≤14 years254 (24.6)6 (7.2)260 (23.3)0.0001
 15–17 years738 (71.5)66 (79.5)804 (72.2)
 ≥18 years39 (3.7)11 (13.3)50 (4.5)

Tobacco use among students based on class division
 Class IX191 (18.5)9 (10.8)200 (18)
 Class X320 (31)19 (22.9)339 (30.4)0.019
 Class XI218 (21.1)21 (25.3)239 (21.5)
 Class XII302 (29.3)34 (41)336 (30.2)

Statistically significant at 5% level using Chi-square test. Figures in parenthesis are column percentages.