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Table 2 Description and Measurements of Explanatory Variables used in the Estimations

From: Determinants of cigarette smoking and smoking intensity among adult males in Ghana

Explanatory Variables Description Measurement
15–29 years Age category 1 = 15–29 years; otherwise = 0
30–44 years Age category 1 = 30–44 years; otherwise = 0
45–59 years (ref.) Age category 1 = 45–59 years; otherwise = 0
Education Years of education Number of years spent in school
Education squared Years of education squared square of number of years spent in school
Old*educated Age and education interacted 1 if years of education is greater than 0 and 44 years < age < 60 years, otherwise 0
Use of TV Utilization of television 1 = sometimes, 0 = never
Lower(ref.) Wealth category 1 = lower wealth category, otherwise = 0
Middle Wealth category 1 = average wealth category, otherwise = 0
Higher Wealth category 1 = higher wealth category, otherwise = 0
Other religion (ref.) Religious affiliation 1 = other religions aside from Christianity and Islam, otherwise = 0
Christianity Religious affiliation 1 = Christianity, otherwise = 0
Muslim Religious affiliation 1 = Islam, otherwise = 0
Western Region of residence 1 = Western, otherwise = 0
Central Region of residence 1 = Central, otherwise = 0
Greater Accra (ref.) Region of residence 1 = Greater Accra, otherwise = 0
Volta Region of residence 1 = Volta, otherwise = 0
Eastern Region of residence 1 = Eastern, otherwise = 0
Ashanti Region of residence 1 = Ashanti, otherwise = 0
Brong Ahafo Region of residence 1 = Brong Ahafo, otherwise = 0
Northern Region of residence 1 = Northern, otherwise = 0
Upper East Region of residence 1 = Upper East, otherwise = 0
Upper West Region of residence 1 = Upper West, otherwise = 0
  1. *Connotes interaction between the two variables