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Table 1 Demographic characteristics of Verona nursing students who responded or did not respond to the questionnaire on e-cigarette use and tobacco smoking

From: Knowledge and use of e-cigarettes among nursing students: results from a cross-sectional survey in north-eastern Italy

  Responders (n = 1463) Non-responders (n = 557) p-value
Gender (women) 1108 (77.1%) 468 (81.0%) 0.056
Age, in years (mean (SD)) 23.2 (4.2) 19.2 (3.0) < 0.001
Class < 0.001
 1st 452 (30.9%) 282 (50.8%)  
 2nd 474 (32.4%) 165 (29.7%)  
 3rd 535 (36.6%) 108 (19.5%)  
Centre < 0.001
 Verona 566 (38.7%) 296 (53.5%)  
 Vicenza 238 (16.3%) 45 (8.1%)  
 Legnago 205 (14.0%) 74 (13.4%)  
 Trentoa 177 (12.1%) 57 (10.3%)  
 Bolzano 277 (18.9%) 81 (14.6%)  
  1. p-values were computed by Fisher’s exact test for gender and centre, by chi-square test for trend for class, and by t test for age
  2. aIn Trento, the anonymous questionnaire was not administered to nursing students in the 1st class