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Table 2 Calendar year- and gender-specific numbers of study subjects and crude smoking rate (%) by education and occupational class: 147,805 South Korean men and women aged 25–64 from 1999, 2003, 2006 Social Statistics Survey

From: Monitoring trends in socioeconomic health inequalities: it matters how you measure

  1999 2003 2006
  N (%) Crude smoking rate N (%) Crude smoking rate N (%) Crude smoking rate
Men (total) 23896 (100.0) 69.9 24495 (100.0) 58.7 23402 (100.0) 55.4
Occupational class       
   Non-manual 6224 (26.1) 64.0 7215 (29.5) 52.8 7017 (30.0) 48.9
   Manual 14149 (59.2) 73.4 13992 (57.1) 62.2 13062 (55.8) 59.3
   Others 3523 (14.7) 66.4 3288 (13.4) 56.6 3323 (14.2) 54.2
Education       
   College or higher 7437 (31.1) 64.1 9047 (36.9) 53.5 9425 (40.3) 50.9
   High school 10371 (43.4) 74.2 10182 (41.6) 63.7 9476 (40.5) 60.5
   Middle school or less 6088 (25.5) 69.7 5266 (21.5) 58.1 4501 (19.2) 54.4
Women (total) 24669 (100.0) 3.2 26121 (100.0) 2.9 25222 (100.0) 3.2
Occupational class       
   Non-manual 2716 (11.0) 1.8 3950 (15.1) 1.4 4574 (18.1) 1.7
   Manual 11212 (45.5) 4.1 10789 (41.3) 3.4 10132 (40.2) 4.2
   Others 10741 (43.5) 2.6 11382 (43.6) 3.0 10516 (41.7) 3.0
Education       
   College or higher 4080 (16.5) 1.5 6033 (23.1) 1.4 6829 (27.1) 1.6
   High school 9762 (39.6) 2.7 10732 (41.1) 3.2 10462 (41.5) 3.7
   Middle school or less 10827 (43.9) 4.2 9356 (35.8) 3.6 7931 (31.4) 4.0