Table 2

The Distribution of Various Characteristics and Current Smoking amongst Men and Women Aged 15 Years and Over

Characteristics

Women

Men


Total

Current smoker

Total

Current smoker

N

n

%

N

n

%


Age groups (year)

15–19

500

39

7.80

398

115

28.89

20–24

368

62

16.85

267

142

53.18

25–29

277

39

14.08

228

132

57.89

30–34

175

31

17.71

176

107

60.80

35–39

219

28

12.79

199

134

67.34

40–44

137

20

14.60

142

82

57.75

45–49

135

11

8.15

118

70

59.32

50+

358

27

7.54

375

164

43.73


Statistical results

x2 = 37.06

P < 0.001

x2 = 124.32

P < 0.001


Education

Illiteracy

1130

106

9.38

264

119

45.08

Literacy

208

23

11.05

221

103

46.50

Graduated from primary school

635

81

12.75

927

461

49.73

Graduated from secondary school

77

20

25.97

192

101

52.60

Graduated from high school and higher

116

27

23.27

298

162

54.36


Statistical results

x2 = 36

P < 0.001

x2(for linear trend) = 6.2 p = 0.012


Marital status

Married

1309

170

12.99

1245

696

55.90

Single

703

70

9.96

645

247

38.29

Widowed/Divorced

160

17

10.63

13

3

23.08


Statistical results

x2 = 4.26

p = 0.118

x2 = 56.41

P < 0.001


Employment

Employed

93

9

9.68

1606

824

51.31

Unemployed

2079

248

11.93

296

121

40.88


Statistical results

x2 = 0.24

p = 0.62

x2 = 10.46

p = 0.0012


Ethnicity

Turkish

731

91

12.45

691

351

50.80

Kurdish

1223

144

11.77

1034

526

50.87

Arabic

150

16

10.67

141

56

39.72

Zaza

67

6

8.96

37

13

35.14


Statistical results

x2 = 0.99

p = 0.802

x2 = 9.66

p = 0.022


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

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