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Table 2 Smoking status in men age more than 21 years old by each socio-demographic factor (n = 12,200)

From: Great inclination to smoke among younger adults coming from low-socioeconomic class in Thailand

Socioeconomic   Smoking status
Status Total Non smoker Ex smoker < = 10 cigarettes/d 11-20 cigarettes/d > = 21 cigarettes/d
  n n % n % n % n % n %
Ages            
   21-30 1702 868 51.0 133 7.8 589 34.6 104 6.1 8 0.5
   31-40 2678 1135 42.4 309 11.5 906 33.8 311 11.6 17 0.6
   41-50 3054 1231 40.3 436 14.3 980 32.1 371 12.1 36 1.2
   51-60 2297 976 42.5 391 17.0 648 28.2 250 10.9 32 1.4
   61 and older 2469 1047 42.4 608 24.6 630 25.5 162 6.6 22 0.9
Education*            
   Lower Education 6591 2374 36.0 1086 16.5 2302 34.9 753 11.4 76 1.2
   Middle Education 3187 1454 45.6 463 14.5 941 29.5 305 9.6 24 0.8
   High Education 1910 1249 65.4 246 12.9 305 16.0 100 5.2 10 0.5
Region*            
   Bangkok 649 337 51.9 97 14.9 163 25.1 46 7.1 6 0.9
   Central 3548 1755 49.5 415 11.7 968 27.3 371 10.5 39 1.1
   North 3281 1292 39.4 701 21.4 993 30.3 271 8.3 24 0.7
   Northeast 3141 1242 39.5 494 15.7 1071 34.1 304 9.7 30 1.0
   South 1581 631 39.9 170 10.8 558 35.3 206 13.0 16 1.0
Marital status*            
   Single 1589 821 51.7 141 8.9 506 31.8 111 7.0 10 0.6
   Married 9558 4043 42.3 1561 16.3 2884 30.2 979 10.2 91 1.0
   Other ** 1053 393 37.3 175 16.6 363 34.5 108 10.3 14 1.3
Household income quintile*            
   1 (lowest) 2440 795 32.6 359 14.7 1019 41.8 241 9.9 26 1.1
   2 2440 853 35.0 392 16.1 893 36.6 271 11.1 31 1.3
   3 2440 1060 43.4 362 14.8 755 30.9 240 9.8 23 0.9
   4 2440 1176 48.2 398 16.3 624 25.6 227 9.3 15 0.6
   5 (highest) 2440 1373 56.3 366 15.0 462 18.9 219 9.0 20 0.8
  1. * Significant at p < 0.05
  2. ** "Other" includes divorced, widowed, separated and unknown