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Table 1 General characteristics of the study population

From: Tobacco use and nicotine dependency in a cross-sectional representative sample of 18,018 individuals in Andaman and Nicobar Islands, India

  Male (N = 9130) Female (N = 8888) P value*
Age, years (mean, SD) 36.2 (15.4) 34.3 (14.6) <0.001**
Age group, years (n, %)    
14–19 1225 (13.4) 1286 (14.5)  
20–29 2481 (27.2) 2671 (30.2)  
30–39 1931 (21.2) 2069 (23.4)  
40–49 1557 (17.1) 1369 (15.5)  
50–59 991 (10.9) 777 (8.8)  
60 plus 933 (10.2) 685 (7.7) <0.001
Population groups (n, %)    
Settler 3103 (34.0) 3028 (34.1)  
Non-settler 3904 (42.8) 3607 (40.6)  
Ranchi 1048 (11.5) 980 (11.0)  
Nicobarese 850 (9.3) 1041 (11.7)  
Pre-42 225 (2.5) 232 (2.6) <0.001
Education, years of schooling (mean, SD) 7.71 (4.6) 6.7 (5.0) <0.001
Educational status (n, %)    
0–4 years 1919 (21.0) 2794 (31.4)  
5–10 years 5199 (57.0) 4530 (51.0)  
>10 years 2010 (22.0) 1562 (17.6) <0.001
Marital status (n, %)    
Married/living with partner 5729 (62.8) 5748 (64.7)  
Widowed/Divorced/Seperated 244 (2.7) 856 (9.6)  
Never married 3156 (34.6) 2282 (25.7) <0.001
Employement (n, %)    
Employed 6372 (69.8) 787 (8.9)  
Unemployed 1353 (14.8) 950 (10.7)  
Student 1313 (14.4) 1316 (14.8)  
Home makers 91 (1.0) 5833 (65.6) <0.001
  1. *Chi Square test.
  2. **Independent ‘t’ test.