Table 1

Smoking Behaviour amongst Men and Women Aged 15 Years and Over

Type of Residence

Smoking Status

Men

Women

Total


n

%

n

%

n

%


Rural

Current smoker

336

43.7

55

5.8

391

22.8

Ex-smoker

85

11.0

13

1.4

98

5.7

Non-smoker

348

45.3

879

92.8

1227

71.5


Urban

Current smoker

610

53.6

202

16.6

812

34.5

Ex-smoker

88

7.7

33

2.7

121

5.1

Non-smoker

439

38.6

984

80.7

1423

60.4


Total

Current smoker

946

49.6

257

11.9

1203

29.5

Ex-smoker

173

9.1

46

2.1

219

5.4

Non-smoker

787

41.3

1863

86.0

2650

65.1


Total

1903

100.0

2166

100.0

4072

100.0


Statistical differences in percentages of current smokers between rural and urban p < 0.01.

Statistical differences in percentages of current smokers between men and women p < 0.0001.

Statistical differences in percentages of current smokers between rural and urban areas in women (p < 0.000).

Statistical differences in percentages of current smokers between rural and urban areas in men (p < 0.000).

Bozkurt et al. BMC Public Health 2006 6:15   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-6-15

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