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Table 2 Comparison of female nurses who smoke and other female smokers in demographic and smoking characteristics

From: Are quit attempts among U.S. female nurses who smoke different from female smokers in the general population? An analysis of the 2006/2007 tobacco use supplement to the current population survey

Variables Female
Nurses
(n = 333)
Females in the general population
(n = 15, 998)
p - value
Demographic Characteristics n
% (SE)
n
% (SE)
 
Age    < 0.0001
18-24 9
(3.2, 1.3)
1, 588
(14.5, 0.3)
 
25-44 164
(48.4, 3.3)
6, 654
(41.1, 0.4)
 
45-59 139
(41.6, 3.1)
5, 159
(30.7, 0.4)
 
60 + 21
(6.9, 1.6)
2, 561
(13.7, 0.3)
 
Race    
White 290
(84.7, 2.6)
12, 957
(78.2, 0.4)
0.01
Non-White 43
(15.3, 2.6)
3041
(21.8, 0.4)
 
Education    
Less than Bachelor's Degree 235
(69.4, 2.8)
14, 105
(88.4, 0.3)
< 0.0001
Bachelor's degree or more 98
(30.6, 2.8)
1893
(11.6, 0.3)
 
Marital status    
Married 163
(49.0, 3.3)
6, 937
(41.7, 0.5)
0.0005
Widowed, divorced, separated 112
(34.1, 3.0)
5, 460
(32.1, 0.5)
 
Never married 58
(16.9, 2.3)
3601
(26.2, 0.4)
 
Region    
Northeast 72
(20.8, 3.2)
2, 966
(17.4, 0.4)
0.48
Midwest 100
(28.8, 2.9)
4, 380
(26.6, 0.4)
 
South 97
(34.8, 3.2)
5, 339
(38.5, 0.5)
 
West 64
(15.7, 2.3)
3, 313
(17.6, 0.4)
 
Income    
Less than or equal to $19, 999 18
(6.4, 1.7)
4, 318
(27.1, 0.4)
< 0.0001
$20, 000 - $39, 999 63
(20.6, 2.5)
4, 204
(26.0, 0.5)
 
$40, 000+ 252
(73.0, 2.8)
7, 476
(47.0, 0.5)
 
Smoking Characteristics N
% (SE)
n
% (SE)
 
Age of smoking initiation of regular smoking    
Less than or equal to 15 years of age 78
(24.5, 3.0)
4, 800
(30.3, 0.4)
0.06
Greater than 15 years of age 255
(75.5, 3.0)
11, 198
(69.7, 0.4)
 
Years of smoking    
Less than or equal to 10 years 109
(33.1, 3.1)
5, 643
(40.0, 0.4)
0.005
11 - 20 years 88
(25.1, 2.8)
3, 485
(21.3, 0.3)
 
21 - 30 years 81
(25.6, 3.0)
3, 213
(18.7, 0.3)
 
Greater than 30 years 55
(16.2, 2.3)
3, 657
(20.2, 0.3)
 
Number of cigarettes per day    
≤ 10 190
(56.3, 2.8)
8, 370
(53.9, 0.5)
0.0001
11 - 20 130
(40.3, 2.9)
6, 288
(38.3, 0.5)
 
> 20 13
(3.3, 1.0)
1, 340
(7.8, 0.3)
 
1st cigarette within 30 minutes of waking up    
Yes 159
(52.1, 3.2)
8, 368
(52.0, 0.5)
0.97
No 171
(47.9, 3.2)
7, 362
(48.1, 0.5)