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Table 4 Baseline characteristics: baseline smokers who remained in the study vs. those who dropped out

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

  Remained Dropped out Difference
A B A - B p-value
Men (n = 7996)
 Age (years, mean) 54.7 54.4 0.2 <  0.001
 Married (%) 88.3 81.0 7.4 <  0.001
 Graduated from high school or below (%) 74.2 65.6 8.6 <  0.001
 Poor self-rated healtha (%) 3.5 6.2 −2.7 <  0.001
 Physical activity (%) 19.1 20.7 −1.6 0.082
 Alcohol drinking (%) 75.4 74.5 0.9 0.340
 Heath check-up (%) 77.7 70.3 7.3 <  0.001
n 4452 3544   
Women (n = 2253)
 Age (years, mean) 54.4 54.4 0.0 0.913
 Married (%) 74.3 71.4 2.9 0.122
 Graduated from high school or below (%) 83.0 71.1 11.9 <  0.001
 Poor self-rated health (%) 4.3 7.5 −3.2 0.001
 Physical activity (%) 23.7 25.7 −2.0 0.276
 Alcohol drinking (%) 46.4 47.5 −1.1 0.602
 Heath check-up (%) 64.3 57.3 7.1 <  0.001
n 1194 1059   
  1. aIncluded very poor and ‘poor