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Table 2 Percentages (a) of smokers in relation to what they said they would do in response to future price increases (b)

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

  Response involving quitting/smoking fewer cigarettes Response involving price-minimizing strategies
  Try to quit smoking Smoke fewer cigarettes Switch to a cheaper cigarette brand Look for a cheaper source for their current cigarette brand
Total 52.3 46.8 30.6 48.1
Sex     
 Female 53.3 45.7 30.4 48.1
 Male 51.7 47.5 30.7 48.1
 p-value 0.76 0.76 0.96 1.00
Age group (years)     
 14-19 55.3 61.5 46.1 60.8
 20-39 52.8 49.2 29.8 47.9
 40-59 54.0 43.2 27.4 48.9
 60 or more 44.0 41.5 36.5 40.9
 p-value 0.645 0.255 0.257 0.454
Schooling level (years)     
 9 or more 42.7 37.1 21.0 30.8
 Up to 9 56.2 50.7 34.4 55.1
 p-value 0.039 0.033 0.016 0.000
Time to first cigarette (TTFC)     
 <30 min 42.2 37.5 36.6 54.5
 ≥30 min 60.7 54.6 26.6 43.7
 p-value 0.002 0.004 0.066 0.066
Number of cigarettes per day     
 >20 42.3 21.7 39.4 60.1
 ≤20 53.5 51.3 29.8 47.1
 p-value 0.17 0.00 0.25 0.13
Stage of change     
 Precontemplation 44.4 41.9 31.1 47.0
 Contemplation 63.7 55.2 25.9 45.5
 Preparation 72.2 56.8 35.4 57.6
 p-value 0.002 0.075 0.566 0.403
  1. (a)Weighted percentages; (b)The table only shows the percentage of individuals who answered "yes" to the non-mutually exclusive responses proposed. P-values from chi-square analysis. Entries in bold are statistically significant at p < 0.05 level.
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