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Table 1 Variable description

From: Spatial and temporal patterns of smoking prevalence in Ontario

Variable Description
Response variable:
Smoking status Defined as 1- individuals who had smoked more than 100 cigarettes in their lifetimes, and smoked at least once in the previous 30 days; and 0 – otherwise.
Successful cessation Defined as 1 - smokers who successfully quit in the last year and more than a year ago; and 0 – otherwise.
Exposure variables:
AGE Age at the time of survey
SEX 1 – female; 2 – male
Marital status (MS) 1 – married or common law; 0 – otherwise
Family income (INCOME) Standardized household income with 0 mean and 1 variance.
Unemployment (UNEMPLOY) 1 - Full-time or patricianly employed; 0 – otherwise.
Low education (LOWEDU) 1- High school or lower; 0- otherwise.
Perceived life stress (PLS) Perceived life stress: 1- Not at all stressful, 2- not very stressful, 3 - a bit stressful, 4 - quite a bit stressful, and 5 - extremely stressful.
Sense of belonging to communities (SBC) 1- very strong , 2- somewhat strong, 3- somewhat weak, and 4 - very weak.
Complete workplace smoking restrictions (SMKRWC) 1- completely restricted smoking restrictions at place of workplace; 0- otherwise.
Partial work place smoking restrictions (SMKRWP) 1- allowed in designated areas or restricted only in certain places; 0 – otherwise.
Home smoking restrictions (HOME_RESTRIC) Restrictions against smoking cigarettes in home: 1 - Yes 1, 0 – no.
Geographic locations (GEO) Defined as 1- Greater Toronto Area (GTA); 2- any other urban areas; and 3- rural area.
YEAR Survey year: 0 – 2000; 1 – 2001; … ; 8 – 2008;