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Table 2 Description of adult cohorts over the age of 21 years old that ceased smoking, 2001–2005 and 2006–2010

From: The effect of policies regulating tobacco consumption on smoking initiation and cessation in Spain: is it equal across socioeconomic groups?

Dependent Variable ENS06
period 2001–2005
N = 7567
ENS11
period 2006–2010
N = 5064
Ex-smoker Proportion (IC 95%) Observations Proportion (IC 95%) Observations
Yes 0.12 (0.11;0.13) 917 0.20 (0.19;0.21) 1124
No 0.88 (0.87;0.89) 6650 0.80 (0.79;0.81) 4516
Pearson chi2(1) = 150.88 Pr = 0.000
Independent Variables at the time of the survey Average proportion Observations Average proportion Observations
Average age 43.64 7567 45.47 5640
Women 0.50 7567 0.43 5640
Social Class:
 Class I-II 0.19 1423 0.17 958
 Class III 0.24 1804 0.19 1055
 Class IV-V 0.44 3286 0.50 2764
 Class VI 0.13 951 0.13 749
Level of education:
 Primary or lower 0.18 2876 0.16 926
 Secondary 0.32 1680 0.39 2180
 Baccalaureate or vocational 0.23 1764 0.23 1317
 University 0.16 1207 0.22 1217
 Employed 0.62 7552 0.55 5063
 Suffered heart attack 0.01 7567 0.02 5063
 Resident in the Canary Islands, Ceuta or Melilla 0.06 7567 0.06 5063
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