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Table 2 Baseline characteristics of study participants

From: The influence of HIV disease events/stages on smoking attitudes and behaviors: project STATE (Study of Tobacco Attitudes and Teachable Events)

Demographic, psychosocial and smoking variables n = 384
Mean age in years (SD) 38.7 (10.6)
Male, n (%) 280 (72.9)
Married/living with significant other, n (%) 70 (18.2)
Race/ethnicity, n (%)
  White 69 (18.0)
  Black/African American 245 (63.8)
  Latino/Hispanic 56 (14.6)
  Other 14 (3.6)
Mean years of formal education (SD) 10.9 (4.0)
Education level, n (%)  
  Less than high school 139 (36.2)
  High school or equivalent 150 (39.1)
  More than high school 95 (24.7)
Current employment status, n (%)  
  Working full or part time 63 (16.4)
  Not working due to health 185 (48.2)
  Unable to find work 95 (24.7)
  Not working for other reasons 41 (10.7)
HIV transmission, n (%)  
  Male homosexual contact 132 (34.4)
  Heterosexual contact (45.6)
  Injection drug use 35 (9.1)
  Other 42 (10.9)
Depression (CES-D score1), mean (SD) 22.1 (11.8)
Cigarettes smoked per day, n (%)  
  10 or fewer 231 (60.2)
  11 to 20 per day 117 (30.5)
  21 to 30 per day 19 (4.9)
  31 or more per day 17 (4.4)
Nicotine dependence (FTND score2), mean (SD) 4.3 (2.5)
Alcohol use (AUDIT score3), mean (SD) 8.6 (7.6)
Illicit drug use in past 30 days, n (%) 178 (46.4)
  1. 1Range 0-60, scores ≥16 indicate risk of clinical depression.
  2. 2Range, 0–10.
  3. 3Scores ≥8 are associated with harmful or hazardous drinking.