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Table 1 Some sociodemographic characteristics of participants

From: The opinions of adults about the ban on cigarette sales to minors

Socio-demographic characteristics Smoking Status Total P
Never Smoked and quit Current smoker N %
Age n % n % n %    
 18–24 275 22.3 49 8.7 187 16.0 511 17.2 <0.001
 25–34 483 39.2 171 30.3 462 39.5 1116 37.6
 35–44 267 21.7 113 20.0 299 25.5 679 22.9
 45–54 138 11.2 123 21.8 145 12.4 406 13.7
 55 and over 68 5.5 109 19.3 78 6.7 255 8.6
Total 1231 565 1171 2967 100.0
Educational Status
 Literate 123 9.6 45 7.8 71 5.9 239 7.8 <0.001
 Primary (5 years) 122 9.6 97 16.7 164 13.7 383 12.5
 Secondary (8 years) 214 16.8 112 19.3 234 19.5 560 18.3
 High school (11 years) 345 27.0 160 27.6 389 32.5 894 29.3
 University 453 35.5 165 28.4 326 27.2 944 30.9
 Others (vocational school, etc.) 19 1.5 1 0.2 13 1.1 33 1.1
Total 1276 580 1197 3053 100.0
Working Status
 Working 768 61.0 375 65.4 847 71.7 1990 66.0 <0.001
 Not working 492 39.0 198 34.6 335 28.3 1025 34.0
Total 1260 573 1182 3015 100.0
Income Level
 Lowest 72 5.7 36 6.1 60 5.0 168 5.5 <0.001
 Lower middle 486 38.4 199 34.0 400 33.5 1085 35.6
 Middle 553 43.7 287 49.0 522 43.7 1362 44.7
 Higher middle 129 10.2 52 8.9 169 14.2 350 11.5
 Highest 25 2.0 12 2.0 43 3.6 80 2.6
Total 1265 586 1194 3045 100.0
  1. Note: Some participants did not answer all the questions
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