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Table 1 Sociodemographic Characteristics and Past 30-day Tobacco Use in Men (n = 1207) and Women (n = 2179)

From: Sex and sexual orientation in relation to tobacco use among young adult college students in the US: a cross-sectional study

Variables Total sample M Men Women
(SD) or N (%) M (SD) or N (%) M (SD) or N (%)
N = 3386 N = 1207 N = 2179
Sexual orientation (%)a
 Homosexual 109 (3.2) 51 (4.2) 58 (2.7)
 Bisexual 129 (3.8) 31 (2.6) 98 (4.5)
 Heterosexual 3120 (92.1) 1116 (92.5) 2004 (92.0)
Age (SD) 20.55 (1.97) 20.56 (2.03) 20.54 (1.93)
Race (%)b
 Black 827 (24.4) 156 (12.9) 671 (30.8)
 White 2110 (62.3) 842 (69.8) 1268 (58.2)
 Other 409 (12.1) 195 (16.2) 214 (9.8)
Ethnicity (%)c
 Non-Hispanic 3110 (91.8) 1113 (92.2) 1997 (91.6)
 Hispanic 252 (7.4) 88 (7.3) 164 (7.5)
School type (%)
 Public university 924 (27.3) 411 (34.1) 513 (23.5)
 Private college/university 1309 (38.7) 574 (47.6) 735 (33.7)
 HBCU 410 (12.1) 49 (4.1) 361 (16.6)
 Technical college 743 (21.9) 173 (14.3) 570 (26.2)
Parental education (%)d
 <Bachelor’s degree 1625 (48.0) 438 (36.3) 1187 (54.5)
 ≥Bachelor’s degree 1717 (50.7) 753 (62.4) 964 (44.2)
 Cigarettes (%) 450 (13.3) 224 (18.6) 226 (10.4)
 vs. No 2936 (86.7) 983 (81.4) 1953 (89.6)
 LCC (%) 379 (11.2) 149 (12.3) 230 (10.6)
 vs. No 3007 (88.8) 1058 (87.7) 1949 (89.4)
 E-cigarettes (%) 368 (10.9) 203 (16.8) 165 (7.6)
 vs. No 3018 (89.1) 1004 (83.2) 2014 (92.4)
 Hookah (%) 413 (12.2) 177 (14.7) 236 (10.8)
 vs. No 2973 (87.8) 1030 (85.3) 1943 (89.2)
 Any tobacco product used (%) 970 (28.7) 419 (34.7) 551 (25.3)
 vs. No 2416 (71.3) 788 (65.3) 1628 (74.7)
Number of tobacco products used (SD) 0.48 (0.87) 0.62 (1.01) 0.39 (0.78)
  1. *Participants indicated “Don’t know” and “refused to answer”: a 0.8 (n = 28); b 1.2% (n = 40); c 0.7% (n = 24); d 1.3% (n = 44)