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Table 1 Sample characteristics of smokers between 2010 and 2015a

From: Support for a point-of-sale cigarette display ban among smokers: findings from the international tobacco control (ITC) Netherlands survey

  2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Gender
 Male (%) 53.6 54.4 54.1 52.0 50.7 54.0
 Female (%) 46.4 45.6 45.9 48.0 49.3 46.0
Age group
 15-24 years (%) 12.7 22.8 13.7 11.5 11.1 15.5
 25-39 years (%) 27.5 28.9 23.5 23.7 23.8 24.1
 40-54 years (%) 32.3 25.1 32.1 32.2 29.8 27.9
 55 years and older (%) 27.5 23.2 30.7 32.6 35.3 32.6
Educational level
 Low (%) 36.2 30.2 31.8 29.1 26.1 24.7
 Moderate (%) 41.9 45.9 44.9 46.1 43.7 42.4
 High (%) 21.9 24.0 23.3 24.8 30.2 33.0
Level of addiction to tobacco
 0 to 1 (%) 29.2 30.8 28.0 28.7 29.4 31.7
 2 to 4 (%) 64.4 58.1 64.5 64.4 64.5 62.1
 5 to 6 (%) 6.4 11.2 7.5 6.9 6.0 6.2
Ever tried quitting smoking
 Yes (%) 65.1 60.7 60.9 60.2 57.8 64.1
 No (%) 34.9 39.3 39.1 39.8 42.2 35.9
  1. aEstimates were weighted for gender and age