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Table 1 Characteristics of the parental population

From: Smoking habits of Greek preschool children's parents

  Father Mother
N 1398 a 1411
Age (years) 38.8 ± 6.0 b 33.8 ± 5.0
Education
University 14.9 (201) c 17.7 (239)
Intermediate 14.4 (194) 14.9 (201)
High school 55.3 (746) 59.5 (803)
Primary or none 15.4 (207) 7.9 (107)
Residence
Urban 34.7 (493)
Semi Urban 9.9 (141)
Rural 55.4 (786)
Nationality
Both Greek 86.3 (1226)
One parent Greek 5.7 (81)
Both non Greek 8.0 (113)
  1. a. Although there where 1420 answered questionnaires, the differences between 1398 and 1411 were due to single parent families (17 in total)
  2. b. The values are given as mean ± standard deviation [Student t test – equal variances not assumed] p < 0.001
  3. c. The values are given as total % (N) [Chi-square test (χ2)] p < 0.001