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Table 1 Demographic characteristics of respondents (N = 383)

From: A survey of smoking prevalence and interest in quitting among social and community service organisation clients in Australia: a unique opportunity for reaching the disadvantaged

  Smokers
(n = 235)
% (95%)
Non-Smokers
(n = 148)
% (95%)
Total Sample
(N = 383)
% (95%)
χ2
Gender     
   Male 60.4 (54.1-66.7) 46.6 (38.5-54.7) 55.1 (50.1-60.1) χ2 = 7, p < 0.01
   Female 39.6 (33.3-45.9) 53.4 (45.3-61.5) 44.9 (39.9-49.9)  
Age     
   < 29 13.2 (8.8-17.5) 12.8 (7.3-18.3) 13.0 (9.7-16.4) χ2 = 18.5, p < 0.01
   30-39 28.9 (23.1-34.8) 21.6 (14.9-28.3) 26.1 (21.7-30.5)  
   40-49 31.5 (25.5-37.5) 23.6 (16.8-30.5) 28.5 (23.9-33.0)  
   50-59 20.4 (15.2-25.6) 23.6 (16.8-30.5) 21.7 (17.5-25.8)  
   60-69 4.3 (1.7-6.8) 9.5 (4.7-14.2) 6.3 (3.8-8.7)  
   70+ 1.7 (0.04-3.4) 8.8 (4.2-13.4) 4.4 (2.4-6.5)  
Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander     
   Yes 12.3 (8.1-16.6) 8.8 (4.2-13.4) 11 (7.8-14.1) χ2 = 1.2, p = 0.28
   No 87.7 (83.4-91.9) 91.2 (86.6-95.8) 89 (85.9-92.1)  
Marital Status     
   Married 5.5 (2.6-8.5) 11.5 (6.3-16.7) 7.8 (5.1-10.5) χ2 = 16.4, p < 0.01
   Defacto 8.5 (4.9-12.1) 5.4 (1.7-9.1) 7.3 (4.7-9.9)  
   Separated/divorced 23 (17.6-28.4) 27.7 (20.4-34.9) 24.8 (20.5-29.1)  
   Never married 59.6 (53.3-65.9) 45.3 (37.2-53.3) 54 (49-59)  
   Widowed 3.4 (1.1-5.7) 10.1 (5.2-15.0) 6 (3.6-8.4)  
Education     
   Primary school 3 (0.7-5.2) 2.7 (0.07-5.3) 2.9 (1.2-4.6) χ2 = 13.4, p < 0.01
   High school 7-10 53.2 (46.8-59.6) 35.1 (27.4-42.9) 46.2 (41.2-51.2)  
   High school 11-12 16.2 (11.4-20.9) 19.7 (13.2-26.1) 17.5 (13.7-21.3)  
   TAFE 15.3 (10.7-19.9) 21.6 (14.9-28.3) 17.7 (13.9-21.6)  
   University Degree 12.3 (8.1-16.6) 20.9 (14.3-27.5) 15.7 (12.0-19.3)  
Income     
   < $200 18.3 (13.3-23.3) 12.8 (7.4-18.3) 16.2 (12.5-19.9) χ2 = 3.9, p = 0.42
   $200-$300 36.2 (30.0-42.3) 38.5 (30.6-46.4) 37.1 (32.2-41.9)  
   $300-$400 25.5 (19.9-31.1) 24.3 (17.4-31.3) 25.1 (20.7-29.4)  
   $400-$500 9.4 (5.6-13.1) 8.1 (3.7-12.5) 8.9 (6.0-11.7)  
   > $500 5.1 (2.3-7.9) 8.9 (4.2-13.4) 6.5 (4.0-9.0)  
   Missing 5.5 (2.6-8.5) 7.4 (3.2-11.7) 6.2 (3.8-8.7)  
Employment     
   Full time 1.3 (0.3-3.7) 0.7 (0.2-3.7) 1 (0.02-2.1) χ2 = 8.2, p = 0.32
   Part time or casual 6.4 (3.2-9.5) 7.4 (3.2-11.7) 6.8 (4.3-9.3)  
   Unemployed 48.5 (42.1-54.9) 49.3 (41.2-57.4) 48.8 (43.8-53.9)  
   Student 4.2 (1.7-6.8) 6 (2.2-10) 5 (2.8-7.1)  
   Retired 2.9 (0.8-5.2) 7.4 (3.2-11.7) 4.8 (2.6-6.8)  
   Unable to work 12.8 (8.5-17.1) 12.2 (6.9-17.5) 12.5 (9.2-15.9)  
   Home duties 11.1 (7.0-15.1) 10.1 (5.2-15.0) 10.7 (7.6-13.8)  
   Other 12.8 (8.5-17.1) 6.9 (2.7-10.8) 10.4 (7.4-13.5)