Table 2.

Characteristics of women who participated in the survey, by smoking status, weighted (numbers missing shown without weighting)

CharacteristicsAll (n = 5,000), %Never smokers (n = 2,622), %Former smokers (n = 957), %Current smokers (n = 1,421), %χ2P value
Age (y)
    18-248.58.75.111.8<0.0001
    25-3418.818.415.723.1
    35-4418.318.115.122.4
    45-5417.716.817.420.7
    55+36.738.046.722.1
Education
    <Secondary school12.712.913.811.2<0.0001
    Secondary school41.939.343.747.6
    University/postgraduate45.447.942.641.2
    (Missing)(n = 270)(n = 150)(n = 36)(n = 84)
Marital status
    Married41.143.042.533.7<0.0001
    Divorced/separated14.212.216.517.5
    Widowed12.814.514.06.8
    Never married21.620.816.729.4
    Unmarried couple10.49.610.312.7
    (Missing)(n = 101)(n = 60)(n = 14)(n = 27)
Income
    Well below the median9.28.610.99.20.0008
    Below the median23.522.823.226.0
    Around the median27.628.125.728.3
    Above the median19.318.422.019.2
    Refused to answer20.422.218.217.2
Occupation
    Highest skilled jobs25.825.128.624.7<0.0001
    Technical position4.54.14.26.1
    Skilled workers40.339.840.042.1
    Unskilled workers9.410.67.28.2
    Homemakers14.614.816.412.3
    Full-time students5.35.53.76.6
Friends/family smoke
    None19.925.519.99.6<0.0001
    Few46.350.751.834.4
    Less than half11.810.111.914.8
    About half or more22.013.616.441.1
    (Missing)(n = 24)(n = 18)(n = 0)(n = 6)
Parents smoke
    Yes56.950.166.067.2<0.0001
    No43.149.934.032.9