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Table 1 Description of the study sample according to background characteristics (ages 18–70 years)

From: Smoking among immigrant groups in metropolitan France: prevalence levels, male-to-female ratios and educational gradients

  Unweighted Weighted
Absolute number Median age at survey Median age at arrival in metropolitan France Median duration of stay in France % Low education(a) % High education(b) Percentage of daily smokers
Men
 Reference group 8407 43    23.9 13.0 32.5
Migrants group
 Maghrebins 251 40 20 20 41.2 11.8 41.1
 Repatriates from north Africa 146 57 9 48 35.6 20.3 33.8
 Migrants from sub-Saharan Africa 147 39 22 15 34.1 18.5 18.7
 Migrants from overseas french départements 137 38 18 24 34.9 7.8 21.5
Women
 Reference group 10,356 44    28.8 13.5 26.5
Migrants group
 Maghrebins 221 40 18 24 51.6 10.9 13.6
 Repatriates from north Africa 181 58 10 48 37.5 13.9 21.5
 Migrants from sub-Saharan Africa 196 34 19 13 41.0 12.7 18.8
 Migrants from French overseas départements 169 38 19 20 24.2 9.3 14.8
  1. aLow education: below upper secondary education; bHigh education: at least a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent level