TABLE III

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

Age (Years)Price elasticity (SE)Income elasticity (SE)Health publicity (SE)R2
Men
16-190.06 (0.32)(dagger)1.99 (0.64)*-0.17 (0.03)***0.94
20-240.16 (0.26)(dagger)1.17 (0.54)-0.12 (0.03)**0.94
25-34-0.73 (0.16)**1.25 (0.35)**-0.11 (0.02)***0.98
35-49-0.35 (0.17)0.59 (0.37)-0.07 (0.02)**0.97
50-59-0.66 (0.37)-1.41 (0.66)(dagger)-0.05 (0.02)*0.90
>=60-0.29 (0.13)-0.85 (0.27)*-0.02 (0.01)0.99
Women
16-19-0.86 (0.22)**1.17 (0.88)(dagger)-0.08 (0.05)(dagger)0.61
20-24-0.96 (0.20)***-0.22 (0.33)(dagger)-0.03 (0.05)(dagger) 0.71
25-34-0.85 (0.09)***0.38 (0.92)(dagger)-0.01 (0.004)**0.99
35-49-0.93 (0.13)***-0.19 (0.22)(dagger)-0.004 (0.03)(dagger)0.84
50-59-0.92 (0.16)***-1.27 (0.57)(dagger)0.05 (0.03)(dagger)0.77
>=60-0.59 (0.26)*-1.56 (0.56)*0.09 (0.03)*0.47
Significance of difference from zero: *P<0.05; **P<0.01; ***P<0.001.
(dagger)Not significantly different from zero and variable omitted when model rerun.