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Table 3 Other Background Characteristics by Smoking Status of 2508 Blue-collar and Service Workers Employed in Hospitality Venues in Shenyang, China, 2008c

From: Patterns of smoking and its association with psychosocial work conditions among blue-collar and service employees of hospitality venues in Shenyang, PR China

Characteristics N(%) of Never smokers Occasional smokers Daily smokers
   N(%) P value N(%) P value
Interpersonal factors      
Paternal smoking      
   Yes 642(43.3) 440(29.7)   400(27.0)  
   No 629(62.0) 216(21.3) P < 0.001 169(16.7) P < 0.001
Maternal smoking      
   Yes 135(33.1) 155(38.0)   118(28.9)  
   No 1136(54.4) 501(24.0) P < 0.001 451(21.6) P < 0.001
More than one peers smoke      
   Yes 1174(50.7) 608(26.2)   535(23.1)  
   No 97(54.2) 48(26.8) P = 0.722 34(19.0) P = 0.237
Attitudinal factors of smoking      
An easy way to enjoy yourself      
   Disagree 517(57.8) 210(23.5)   168(18.8)  
   Agree 754(47.1) 446(27.9) P = 0.009 401(25.0) P < 0.001
  1. Notes: cFor the purpose of identifying potential associations between occupational correlates and smoking, respondents who reported Ex-smokers were not included (n = 12). The analyses were conducted separately for occasional smokers, and daily smokers compared with the non-smokers.