TABLE II

Price elasticities of cigarette consumption and biennial effects of health publicity on cigarette consumption in Britain 1972-90 by sex and socioeconomic group

Socioeconomic groupPrice elasticity (SE)Health publicity (SE)R2
Men
I0.03 (0.42)(dagger)-0.09 (0.01)***0.91
II-0.12 (0.32)(dagger)-0.07 (0.01)***0.93
III non-manual-0.67 (0.24)*-0.06 (0.01)*0.97
III manual-0.49 (0.19)*-0.04 (0.01)**0.96
IV-0.47 (0.17)*-0.03 (0.01)**0.95
V-1.02 (0.31)*-0.007 (0.01)0.86
All men-0.47 (0.19)*-0.05 (0.01)***0.97
Women
I0.50 (0.59)(dagger)-0.06 (0.02)**0.62
II-0.29 (0.34)(dagger)-0.05 (0.01)***0.85
III non-manual-0.75 (0.21)**-0.02 (0.01)0.92
III manual-0.71 (0.22)*-0.01 :0.01)0.89
IV-0.64 (0.26)*0.01 :0.01)0.42
V-0.88 (0.41)*0.02 (0.02)0.29
All women-0.61 (0.14)**-0.014 (0.006)*0.94
  • Significance of difference from zero: *P<0.05; **P<0.001; ***P<0.001.

  • (dagger)Not significantly different from zero and variable omitted when model rerun.