Table 2

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

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)


Sarna et al. BMC Women's Health 2012 12:4   doi:10.1186/1472-6874-12-4

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