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Table 1 Distribution of the socio-demographic characteristics of current cigarette smokers in Dire Dawa town, Ethiopia, February; 2009.

From: Cigarette smokers' intention to quit smoking in Dire Dawa town Ethiopia: an assessment using the Transtheoretical Model

Socio-demographic characteristics n
(N = 384)
(%)
Sex
Male 355 92.44
Female 29 7.56
Religion
Muslim 206 53.64
Orthodox 151 39.32
Others (protestant, catholic Jhova, and no religion) 27 7.03
Marital status
Single 211 54.94
Married 108 28.13
Divorced 44 11.46
Widowed 21 5.47
Age (years)
15-19 30 7.8
20-29 180 46.9
30-39 106 27.6
40 and above 68 17.7
Educational status*
illiterate 23 6.0
Lierate 361 94.0
  1. *Educational status (illiterate = who could not read and write any language at all, literate = who can read and write any language)