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Table 1 Descriptive information on sample population, disaggregated by age, sex, urbanicity, educational level and employment status; Mongolia, 2010

From: Tobacco smoking in Mongolia: findings of a national knowledge, attitudes and practices study

   Male Female
  n (%) n (% ) n (%)
Total 3450 (100.0) 1413 (42.0) 2037 (58.0)
Age (n = 3450)    
  15-24 1100 (28.0) 506 (27.9) 594 (28.0)
  25-34 721 (24.3) 280 (25.8) 441 (23.1)
  35-44 630 (23.0) 234 (22.2) 396 (23.6)
  45-54 507 (19.2) 196 (18.7) 311 (19.7)
  55-64 492 (5.5) 197 (5.4) 295 (5.6)
Location (n = 3450)    
  Urban 1737 (50.3) 702 (49.6) 1035 (50.2)
  Rural 1713 (49.7) 711 (50.4) 1002 (49.8)
Education (n = 3450)    
  Primary or less 219 (6.4) 107 (7.5) 112 (5.4)
  Secondary School 2088 (60.5) 919 (65.0) 1169 (57.5)
  Tertiary Schooling 1143 (33.1) 387 (27.4) 756 (37.1))
Employment (n = 3425)    
  Student 717 (20.8) 330 (23.7) 387 (18.8)
  Employed 1503 (43.6) 696 (49.9) 807 (39.5)
  Unemployed 508 (14.7) 204 (14.6) 304 (14.8)
  Retired/Home 697 (20.2) 167 (11.8) 530 (25.9)
  1. All percentages are percentages of the total study population (n = 3450).
  2. The median age of participants was 33 years. No significant difference was found between the median age of rural and urban participants (32 and 34 years respectively, p = 0.08), while female median age was 3 years higher than male median age (p < 0.05).