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Table 1 Women in Europe Against Lung Cancer and Smoking (WELAS) Project demographics by country, weighted.

From: Determinants of smoking initiation among women in five European countries: a cross-sectional survey

  All France Ireland Italy Czech Republic Sweden χ2
  (n = 5000) (n = 1000) (n = 1000) (n = 1000) (n = 1000) (n = 1000) p-value
  n % % % % % % (df = 4)
Ever smoker         
   (>100 cigarettes in life) 2622 41.3 37.7 49.0 39.7 34.3 45.8 <0.0001
Current smoker 1421 20.5 19.9 23.5 17.5 19.2 18.6 0.0094
Age         
   18-24 426 8.5 8.2 11.4 6.5 8.3 8.2 <0.0001
   25-34 939 18.8 17.2 22.0 19.4 20.1 15.2  
   35-44 916 18.3 18.6 19.8 19.0 16.0 18.2  
   45-54 883 17.7 18.1 16.8 16.9 17.9 18.6  
   55+ 1836 36.7 37.9 30.0 38.2 37.7 39.8  
Age at last education         
   <16 601 12.5 5.0 13.2 25.2 6.0 12.3 <0.0001
   16-19 2066 42.6 37.1 52.3 34.4 49.8 39.3  
   20-25 1683 35.0 53.7 29.2 30.0 35.4 27.8  
   >25 476 9.7 4.0 5.3 10.4 8.9 20.6  
   (missing) (n = 174)   (n = 86) (n = 27) (n = 5) (n = 13) (n = 43)  
Marital Status         
   Married 1979 41.1 46.3 37.1 52.1 38.0 31.9 <0.0001
   Divorced/Separated 727 14.2 20.5 8.2 7.8 16.9 17.5  
   Widowed 605 12.8 3.5 18.2 11.6 22.1 8.9  
   Never married 1074 21.6 11.2 33.0 25.4 21.6 16.6  
   Unmarried couple 514 10.4 18.5 3.6 3.1 1.4 25.1  
   (missing) (n = 101)   (n = 38) (n = 28) (n = 5) (n = 22) (n = 8)  
Income         
   Well below the median 463 9.2 7.5 7.7 17.5 8.2 5.2 <0.0001
   Below the median 1183 23.5 24.1 25.3 29.7 19.2 19.2  
   Around the median 1386 27.6 27.4 26.5 21.6 40.8 21.7  
   Above the median 805 16.0 14.9 21.9 7.4 14.5 21.2  
   Well above the median 165 3.3 2.8 3.5 0.5 0.8 9.1  
   Refused to answer 998 20.4 23.3 15.1 23.31 16.5 23.6  
Friends/family smoke         
   None 991 21.1 18.4 20.1 20.2 16.7 29.9 <0.0001
   Few 2304 47.8 42.5 52.2 44.5 45.9 53.7  
   Less than half 587 11.3 13.6 10.3 10.5 13.3 8.5  
   About half or more 1094 19.9 25.5 17.4 24.8 24.1 8.0  
   (missing) (n = 24)   (n = 1) (n = 7) (n = 9) (n = 4) (n = 3)  
Parents smoke         
   No 2101 43.1 41.4 36.2 43.2 50.9 43.8 <0.0001
   Yes 2899 56.9 58.6 63.8 56.9 49.1 56.2