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Table 1 Descriptive information, smoking prevalence and quit ratio for the study population pre- and during-GFC

From: Socioeconomic inequalities in smoking in The Netherlands before and during the Global Financial Crisis: a repeated cross-sectional study

  Descriptive information Smoking prevalence Smoking cessation
  Pre-GFC During-GFC Pre-GFC During-GFC Pre-GFC During-GFC
N 34,981 31,979     
Age (mean, SD) 48.0 ± 17.4 48.9 ± 17.5     
  % of respondents     
Total population - - 29.9 26.5 53.5 59.5
Gender       
Male 48.3 48.5 33.8 29.8 52.1 58.8
Female 51.7 51.5 26.3 23.5 55.0 60.4
Age       
18 – 30 years of age 18.1 18.0 36.1 33.6 32.4 38.6
31 – 44 years of age 26.7 24.0 32.9 29.3 43.7 49.6
45 – 64 years of age 35.9 37.6 30.9 27.8 57.9 62.2
>64 years of age 19.2 20.4 18.0 14.8 72.5 79.4
Ethnicity       
Ethnic Dutch 85.7 89.5 29.4 26.4 54.8 60.4
Western Minorities 8.2 7.3 33.8 26.8 49.9 60.9
Non-Western Minorities 6.1 3.2 32.1 27.9 34.8 43.1
Household composition       
Couple, with children 41.6 38.8 29.7 26.3 50.7 55.9
Couple, no children 35.1 36.3 26.3 22.5 62.3 69.0
Single, with children 17.2 18.3 33.7 30.6 45.9 53.0
Single, no children 4.9 4.7 41.8 38.9 35.5 41.0
Other 1.3 1.9 37.9 37.7 38.5 40.6
Education level       
High 23.0 27.5 22.0 19.1 62.4 68.3
Middle 37.2 32.6 31.0 28.3 51.8 57.0
Low 39.8 39.9 33.4 30.2 50.5 57.2
Household income       
High 33.3 33.3 25.2 21.7 60.4 66.0
Middle 33.4 33.4 30.4 27.5 53.5 57.8
Low 33.3 33.3 33.4 30.4 49.7 52.8
Neighbourhood deprivation       
Non-deprived 86.8 87.5 29.4 25.8 54.3 60.6
Next-most-deprived (100 areas) 9.4 8.9 33.0 30.7 49.2 54.9
Most-deprived (40 areas) 3.8 3.5 34.5 34.1 45.9 45.9