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Table 3 Perceptions towards smoking and its associated factors among women attending primary care clinics in Karachi, Pakistan

From: Factors related to knowledge and perception of women about smoking: a cross sectional study from a developing country

Associated factors Smoking relieve boredom (P1) Smoking cause relaxatio n P2 Smokin g relieve stress P3 Smokin g help in losing weight P4
  n (%) n (%) n (%) n (%)
Age groups     
   - 18 - 25 years 37 (34) 37 (34) 37 (34) 47 (43)
   - 26 - 35 years 29 (39) 31 (42) 27 (37) 37 (50)
   - >35 years 32 (48) 32 (48) 30 (45) 35 (52)
Educational status     
   - No formal education 59 (48)* 54 (44) 53 (43) 60 (48)
   - Up to 5 years of schooling 11 (32) 11 (32) 8 (24) 16 (47)
   - 6 - 10 years of schooling 22 (33) 23 (35) 23 (35) 33 (50)
   - >10 years of schooling 6 (23) 12 (46) 10 (39) 10 (39)
Monthly income (Pak Rupees)     
   - Up to 5000 67 (42) 62 (39) 56 (35) 80 (50)
   - >5000 21 (36) 25 (43) 25 (43) 26 (45)
moker in the house     
   - Yes 36 (48) 32 (43) 36 (48)* 31 (41)
   - No 62 (35) 68 (39) 58 (33) 88 (50)
  1. *p value < 0.05
  2. P1. Does smoking relieve boredom?
  3. P2. Does smoking cause relaxation?
  4. P3. Does smoking relieve stress?
  5. P4. Does smoking help in losing weight?