Table 1

Characteristics of users of flavoured and non-favoured cigarettes by gender – Global Adult Tobacco Survey Poland 2009–2010
Characteristic Male N = 1333 Female N = 921
Total smokers Flavoured users Non-flavoured users Total smokers Flavoured users Non-flavoured users
n n (%) 140 (10.5%) n (%) 1193 (89.5%) n n (%) 240 (26.1%) n (%) 681 (73.9%)
Age (years)
15–19 38 1 (2.6%) 37 (97.4%) 19 6 (31.6%) 13 (68.4%)
20–29 252 35 (14.9%) 217 (86.1%) 163 50 (32.8%) 113 (69.3%)
30–39 305 36 (11.8%) 269 (88.2%) 183 60 (32.8%) 123 (67.2%)
40–49 304 32 (10.5%) 272 (89.5%) 223 57 (25.6%) 166 (74.4%)
50–59 267 29 (10.9%) 238 (89.1%) 241 53 (22.0%) 188 (78.0%)
> 60 167 7 (4.2%) 160 (95.8%) 92 14 (15.2%) 78 (84.8%)
p for trend p < 0.04 p < 0.001
Number of years of smoking (years)
<1 4 0 (0.0%) 4 (100.0%) 3 0 (0.0%) 3 (100.0%)
1-2 29 1 (3.4%) 28 (96.6%) 11 2 (18.2%) 9 (81.8%)
3-4 45 2 (4.4%) 43 (95.6%) 29 8 (27.6%) 21 (72.4%)
5-9 144 21 (14.6%) 123 (85.4%) 104 33 (31.7%) 71 (68.3%)
≥10 1111 116 (10.4%) 995 (89.6%) 775 196 (25.3%) 579 (74.7%)
p for trend p > 0.05 p > 0.05
Daily cigarettes consumption (cigarettes per day)
<1 29 4 (13.8%) 25 (86.2%) 38 17 (44.7%) 21 (55.3%)
1–2 31 7 (22.6%) 24 (77.4%) 27 10 (37.0%) 17 (63.0%)
3–4 44 11 (25.0%) 33 (75.0%) 44 13 (29.5%) 31 (70.5%)
5–9 120 12 (10.0%) 108 (90.0%) 103 33 (32.0%) 70 (68.0%)
10–19 362 35 (9.7%) 327 (90.3%) 357 94 (26.3%) 263 (73.7%)
≥20 747 71 (9.5%) 676 (90.5%) 352 73 (20.7%) 279 (79.3%)
p for trend p < 0.006 p < 0.001
Education
Primary 214 7 (3.3%) 207 (96.7%) 118 9 (7.6%) 109 (92.4%)
Vocational 534 50 (9.4%) 484 (90.6%) 241 53 (22.0%) 188 78.0%)
Secondary 461 59 (12.8%) 402 (87.2%) 421 122 (29.0%) 299 (71.0%)
High 124 24 (19.4%) 100 (80.6%) 141 56 (39.7%) 85 (60.3%)
p for trend p < 0.001 p < 0.001
Occupational classification
Non-economically active 322 22 (6.8%) 300 (93.2%) 359 68 (18.9%) 291 (81.1%)
Employed 883 112 (12.7%) 771 (87.3%) 506 160 (31.6%) 346 (68.4%)
Unemployed 128 6 (4.7%) 122 (95.3%) 56 12 (21.4%) 44 (78.6%)
p for trend p > 0.05 p < 0.004
Place of residence
Rural 673 60 (8.9%) 613 (91.1%) 374 75 20.1%) 299 (79.9%)
Urban
Up to 50 000 241 19 (7.9%) 222 (92.1%) 167 49 (29.3%) 118 (70.7%)
50 000–200 000 173 28 (16.2%) 145 (83.8%) 154 42 (27.3%) 112 (72.7%)
Over 200 000 246 33 (13.4%) 213 (86.6%) 226 74 (32.7%) 152 (67.3%)
p for trend p < 0.009 p < 0.001
Monthly income
Less than 1000 PLN 376 20 (5.3%) 356 (94.7%) 304 55 (18.1%) 249 (81.9%)
From 1000 to 1500 PLN 309 27 (8.7%) 282 (91.3%) 253 69 (27.3%) 184 (72.7%)
From 1501 to 2000 PLN 293 43 (14.7%) 250 (85.3%) 158 51 (32.3%) 107 (67.7%)
From 2001 to 3000 PLN 201 25 (12.4%) 176 (87.6%) 127 46 (36.2%) 81 (63.8%)
Over 3000 PLN 153 26 (27.0%) 127 (83.0%) 78 19 (24.6%) 59 (75.6%)
p for trend p < 0.001 p < 0.002
Awareness of smoking health consequences
Yes 1158 126 (10.9%) 1032 (89.1%) 845 225 (26.6%) 620 (73.4%)
No 175 14 (8.0%) 161 (92.0%) 76 15 (19.7%) 61 (80.3%)
p p > 0.05 p > 0.05
Perceiving some kinds of cigarettes less harmful than others
May be less harmful 325 41 (12.6%) 284 (87.4%) 266 80 (30.1%) 186 (69.9%)
All are equally harmful 1008 99 (9.8%) 909 (90.2%) 655 160 (24.4%) 495 (75.6%)
p p > 0.05 p > 0.05
Intention to quit
Intend to quit smoking within the next month 169 17 (10.1%) 152 (89.9%) 84 16 (19.0%) 68 (81.0%)
Consider quitting smoking within the next 12 months 303 43 (14.2%) 260 (85.8%) 267 65 (20.6%) 212 (79.4%)
Will quit smoking but not within the next 12 months 263 33 (12.5%) 230 (87.5%) 203 50 (24.6%) 153 (75.4%)
Do not intend to quit smoking 598 47 (7.9%) 551 (92.1%) 357 109 (30.5%) 248 (69.5%)
p for trend p < 0.04 p < 0.02

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