Table 1

Baseline characteristics
Background characteristics Intervention group-1 Intervention group-2 P value
N=112 N=112
Mean age (years) ± SD 54.2 ± 8.8 52.5 ± 9.9 0.193
Mean age of initiation of smoking (years) ± SD 20.9 ± 8.1 21.2 ± 5.6 0.723
Mean age at diagnosis of diabetes (years) ± SD 46.3 ± 9.2 44.5 ± 10.7 0.193
Mean duration of diabetes (years) ± SD 7.9 ± 6.1 8.0 ± 6.6 0.897
Mean number of sticks used per day at baseline ± SD 15.0 ± 14.6 14.1 ± 13.2 0.640
Currently Married (%) 98.2 94.6 0.140
Others (%) 01.8 05.4
< 10 years of schooling (%) 27.7 20.5 0.137
≥ 10 years of schooling (%) 72.3 79.5
Working (%) 61.6 66.1 0.289
Not working (%) 38.4 33.9
Low SES (%) 24.1 17.9
Middle SES (%) 72.3 75.9
Upper Middle SES (%) 03.6 06.3 0.376
Presence of any other chronic diseases (%) 39.3 38.4 0.500

SD = Standard Deviation. SES= Socioeconomic Status.

Thankappan et al.

Thankappan et al. BMC Public Health 2013 13:47   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-13-47

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