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Table 2 Summary of pooled sample characteristics of the Demographic and Health Surveys data in sub-Saharan Africa, 2003–2012

From: Influence of socioeconomic position and gender on current cigarette smoking among people living with HIV in sub-Saharan Africa: disentangling context from composition

Variable Number (%)
Individual-level factors 31,270 (100)
Sex
 Female 18,016 (57.6)
 Male 13,254 (42.4)
Age (in years)
 18–24 7,148 (22.9)
 25–34 11,551 (36.9)
 35–44 8,329 (26.6)
 45+ 4,242 (13.6)
Education
 No education 11,340 (36.3)
 Primary 9,041 (28.9)
 Secondary or higher 10,874 (34.8)
Wealth index
 Poorer 9,917 (31.7)
 Middle 10,223 (32.7)
 Richer 11,130 (35.6)
Employment status
 Not working 9.262 (29.6)
 Current employed 22,008 (70.4)
Marital status
 Never married 6,100 (19.5)
 Ever married 25,170 (80.5)
Neighbourhood-level factors
Place of residence  
 Urban 12,507 (40.0)
 Rural 18,763 (60.0)
 Poverty rate  
  High 21,071 (67.4)
 Low 10,199 (32.6)
Illiteracy rate  
 High 19,130 (61.2)
 Low 12,140 (38.8)
Unemployment rate  
 High 17,141 (54.9)
 Low 14,089 (45.1)
Country-level factors
Percentage rural population
 High 18,952 (60.6)
 Low 12,318 (39.4)
Intensity of deprivation  
 High 9,567 (30.6)
 Low 21,703 (69.4)