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Table 2 Descriptive statistics of the target respondents

From: Differences in spousal influence on smoking cessation by gender and education among Japanese couples

  Men (n =708) Women (n =293)
  n % n %
Age     
  20-29 26 3.7 20 6.8
  30-39 226 31.9 128 43.7
  40-49 343 48.5 129 44.0
  50 or older 113 16.0 16 5.5
Presence of children (at least one more child)     
  Presence 587 82.9 243 82.9
  Absence 121 17.1 50 17.1
Couples’ educational combinations     
  Both spouses were low educated (LOW & low) 133 18.8 80 27.3
  Target’s education was low and counterpart’s was high (LOW & high) 88 12.4 59 20.1
  Target’s education was high and counterpart’s was low (HIGH & low) 88 12.4 38 13.0
  Both spouses were high educated (HIGH & high) 399 56.4 116 39.6
Target’s smoking status & Counterpart’s smoking status     
  Continued smoking & Continued smoking 113 16.0 112 38.2
  Continued smoking & Non-smokinga 301 42.5 31 10.6
  Quit smoking after marriage & Continued smoking 29 4.1 109 37.2
  Quit smoking after marriage & Non-smokinga 265 37.4 41 14.0
  1. aCounterpart’s “Non-smoking” includes “cessation before marriage,” “cessation after marriage but before target’ cessation,” and “never-smoked”.