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Table 5 Smoking behaviour and expenditure of current male smokers (n = 2233)

From: Smoking, cessation and expenditure in low income Chinese: cross sectional survey

   Urban n = 539 Rural n = 486 Migrant n = 1208
Age of uptake of smoking in years <15 3.4 5.6 3.5
  15–20 52 85 74
  21–25 37 10 15
  >25 8 0 3.0
Quitting Have tried to quit in last year 9.1 3.0 7.1
  Ever tried to quit 18 10 9.4
  Intend to quit 22 14 28
Smoking expenditure RMB/month <20 4.6 2.3 9.7
  20–49 11 17 31
  50–99 11 28 25
  100–249 45 43 30
  250+ 28 9.6 4.9
  Median (IQR) 200 (230) 100 (100) 60(80)
Smoking expenditure as % of personal income 13.5 15.4 9.4