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Table 1 Sample characteristics of single and partnered mothers

From: The effect of psychosocial stress on single mothers’ smoking

  Single mothers n = 506 Partnered mothers n = 2511 Chi2
  n % n % p value
Age (years)      0.731
20-29 49 9.8 226 9.1  
30-39 220 44.0 1068 42.8  
40-49 207 41.4 1096 43.9  
50-59 24 4.8 106 4.2  
Missings 6   15   
Age of the youngest child (years)      <0.001
0-2 30 6.0 437 17.6  
3-5 72 14.4 403 16.2  
6-11 187 37.5 789 31.7  
12-15 139 27.9 527 21.2  
16-18 71 14.2 331 13.3  
Missings 7   24   
Number of children      <0.001
1 293 60.7 842 35.8  
2 145 30.0 1099 46.7  
3 + 45 9.3 410 17.4  
Missings 23   160   
Years of school education      0.014
≤ 9 187 34.4 772 31.0  
10 181 36.2 1037 41.6  
≥ 12 132 26.4 682 27.4  
Missings 6   20   
Income      <0.001
< 60% median 291 60.0 508 23.7  
< 100% median 151 31.1 893 41.7  
>100% median 43 8.9 738 34.5  
Missings 21   372   
Employment status      <0.001
Work ≤ 19 hours/week 71 14.5 442 23.6  
Work 20–37 hours/week 200 40.8 922 37.2  
Work ≥ 38 hours/week 124 25.3 394 15.9  
Housewife/Maternity leave 37 7.6 517 20.9  
Unemployed 44 9.0 48 1.9  
Early retirement 14 2.9 12 0.5  
Missings 16   34