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Table 1 Proportional distribution of expanded sample of current smokers (n = 500) by selected variables, 14 years or older, Brazil, 2005/2006

From: How smokers may react to cigarette taxes and price increases in Brazil: data from a national survey

Characteristics Percentage 95% CI for percentage
Sex   
 Female 37.8 (32.9-42.8)
 Male 62.2 (57.2-67.1)
Age group (years)   
 14-19 5.3 (3.5-7.0)
 20-39 46.5 (41.0-51.9)
 40-59 36.4 (31.1-41.6)
 60 or more 11.9 (8.5-15.3)
School level (years of schooling)   
 Up to 9 71.3 (66.2-76.4)
 9 or more 28.7 (23.6-33.8)
Employment status   
 Unemployed 36.2 (30.8-41.5)
 Employed 63.8 (58.5-69.2)
Time to first cigarette (TTFC)   
 <30 min 46.3 (40.0-52.5)
 ≥30 min 53.7 (47.5-60.0)
Number of cigarettes per day   
 >20 11.2 (8.1-14.3)
 ≤20 88.8 (85.7-91.9)
Stage of change   
 Precontemplation 65.1 (59.3-70.8)
 Contemplation 21.2 (16.8-25.5)
 Preparation 13.8 (10.0-17.5)
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