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Table 3 Tobacco smoking among nursing students of Verona University by demographic characteristics

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

  n Past smokers (n = 146) Occasional smokers (n = 169) Regular smokers (n = 407) p-value
Gendera      0.002
 Men 312 39 (12.5) 37 (11.9) 111 (35.6)  
 Women 1070 105 (9.8) 130 (12.1) 283 (26.4)  
Classa      0.137
 1st 430 30 (7.0) 60 (14.0) 122 (28.4)  
 2nd 461 62 (13.4) 50 (10.8) 118 (25.6)  
 3rd 512 54 (10.5) 58 (11.3) 166 (32.4)  
Centre      0.430
 Verona 549 48 (8.7) 65 (11.8) 168 (30.6)  
 Vicenza 236 21 (8.9) 30 (12.7) 69 (29.2)  
 Legnago 197 24 (12.2) 21 (10.7) 59 (29.9)  
 Trento 172 21 (12.2) 25 (14.5) 35 (20.3)  
 Bolzano 251 32 (12.7) 28 (11.2) 76 (30.3)  
  1. Numbers of past, occasional and regular smokers were reported with percent frequencies in parentheses. p-values were computed by Fisher’s exact test for gender, chi-square test for trend for class and chi-square test for centre. Significant results are highlighted in bold
  2. aInformation on gender and university class was not reported by 25 and 2 students, respectively