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Table 2 Baseline characteristics of pregnant women (n = 31) and significant others (n = 16) participating in the Empowering Strong Families 4077 study

From: A mixed methods exploratory study tackling smoking during pregnancy in an urban Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander primary health care service

  Pregnant women Significant Other
n (%) n (%)
Ethnicity
 Aboriginal 23 (74) 13 (81)
 Torres Strait Islander 0 (0) 0 (0)
 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 2 (6) 0 (0)
 Neither Aboriginal nor Torres Strait Islander 6 (19) 3 (19)
Age (years)
 ≤ 20 8 (26) 5 (31)
 21–25 17 (55) 8 (50)
 26–30 6 (19) 1 (6)
 ≥ 31    2 (13)
Employment status
 Employed 8 (26) 3 (20)
 Unemployed 14 (45) 9 (60)
 Fulltime carer 9 (29) 3 (20)
Highest level of education
 Did not complete secondary schooling 17 (55) 11 (73)
 Completed final year of secondary schooling 8 (26) 3 (20)
 Completed post-secondary qualification 6 (19) 1 (7)
Tobacco smoking status
 Current smoker 23 (74) 13 (81)
 Ex-smoker 6 (19) 0 (0)
 Never smoked 2 (6) 3 (19)
Marijuana smoking status
 Yes 8 (29) 9 (90)
 No 20 (71) 1 (10)
Age of smoking initiation (years), mean (SD) 14 (2.6) 12 (3.2)
Previous quit attempts
 Yes 17 (61) 7 (58)
 No 11 (39) 5 (42)