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Table 2 Smoking behaviors among Chinese rural male residents (n = 2950)

From: Smoking patterns and sociodemographic factors associated with tobacco use among Chinese rural male residents: a descriptive analysis

  Total N Percentage
Number smoked per day (cigarettes)   
   < 10 1042 35.3
   10 – 19 1022 34.6
   20 or more 886 30.0
Starting age (years)   
   < 18 238 8.1
   18 – 20 1591 53.9
   ≥21 1121 38.0
Type of tobacco products usually smoked   
   Cigarettes 2797 94.8
   Cigar 10 0.3
   Chinese Hand-rolled cigarettes 141 4.8
   Chinese Pipes cigarettes 2 0.1
Cigarette price (¥/pack) (n = 2797)   
   < 5 1034 37.0
   5 – 9 1516 54.2
   10 or more 247 8.8
Money spent on purchasing cigarettes per month (¥) (n = 2798)   
   < 50 879 31.4
   50 – 99 1519 54.3
   100 or more 399 14.3