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Table 3 Probabilities of smoking cessation corresponding to changes in marital and job status and health behavioursa

From: Association between successful smoking cessation and changes in marital and job status and health behaviours: evidence from a 10-wave nationwide survey in Japan

Changes from wave 1 (baseline) to waves 8–10 (7 to 9-year follow-up) Men Women
n % n %
Marital status
 Stayed married 3596 33.7 736 32.3
 Got divorced/widowed 84 20.2 67 25.4
 Stayed unmarried 442 23.3 254 27.2
 Got married/remarried 30 23.3 18 38.9
 Other 300 24.7 119 26.9
p-value for F statistics <  0.001   0.324  
Job status
 Continued working 2853 29.7 531 29.6
 Retired 205 48.8 63 41.3
 Stopped working (not retired) 85 31.8 46 26.1
 Stayed not working 156 28.8 234 34.2
 Started working 52 28.8 34 23.5
 Other 1101 34.5 286 28.0
p-value for F statistics <  0.001   0.204  
Leisure-time physical activity
 Continued not engaging 1578 25.6 386 28.2
 Started engaging 313 46.6 77 39.0
 Continued engaging 108 45.4 35 45.7
 Stopped engaging 304 24.0 102 28.4
 Other 2149 34.5 594 30.1
p-value for F statistics <  0.001   0.107  
Alcohol intake
 Continued drinking 2705 29.7 359 25.6
 Quit drinking 230 43.9 77 39.0
 Continued not drinking 789 31.3 455 33.6
 Started drinking 62 32.3 31 16.1
 Other 666 36.2 272 30.5
p-value for F statistics <  0.001   0.019  
Heath check-ups
 Continued undergoing 1247 34.1 195 42.6
 Stopped undergoing 447 27.3 135 20.0
 Continued not undergoing 254 24.0 90 17.8
 Started undergoing 220 36.4 87 36.8
 Other 2284 31.7 687 29.8
p-value for F statistics <  0.001   <  0.001  
Total 4452 31.7 1194 30.2
  1. aUnadjusted for covariates