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Table 1 Sociodemographic characteristics for all rural women (n = 1730)

From: Smokeless tobacco use: its prevalence and relationships with dental symptoms, nutritional status and blood pressure among rural women in Burkina Faso

 Overall
n = 1730
Not users of smokeless tobacco
n = 1492
Users of smokeless tobacco
n = 238
 
n% (95% CI)n% (95% CI)n% (95% CI)p value
Age mean ± standard deviation (years)173037.8 ± 10.9 36.7 ± 10.5 44.6 ± 11.0***
Age range (years)      ***
 - 25–3480946.8 (44.4–49.1)75750.7 (48.2–53.3)5221.8 (16.8–27.6) 
 - 35–4959234.2 (32.0–36.5)50333.7 (31.3–36.2)8937.4 (31.2–43.9) 
 - > 4932919.0 (17.2–20.9)23215.6 (13.7–17.5)9740.8 (34.5–47.3) 
Marital status      ***
 - Married/cohabitating155389.8 (88.2–91.2)135791.0 (89.4–92.4)19682.4 (76.9–87.0) 
 - Singles17710.2 (8.8–11.8)1359.0 (7.6–10.6)4217.6 (13.0–23.1) 
Education level      ***
 - No formal education155890.1 (88.6–91.4)132688.9 (87.2–90.4)23297.5 (94.6–99.1) 
 - Primary school or more1729.9 (8.6–11.4)16611.1 (9.6–12.8)62.5 (0.9–5.4) 
Occupation      NS
 - Employed/Self-employed100257.9 (55.6–60.3)86658.0 (55.5–60.6)13657.1 (50.6–63.5) 
 - Others (Students+household-keepers+unemployed)72842.1 (39.7–44.4)62642.0 (39.4–44.5)10242.9 (36.5–49.4) 
Having at least one family member aged≥18 years, yes128674.3 (72.2–76.4)111874.9 (72.7–77.1)16870.6 (64.4–76.3)NS
Current alcohol use, yes42524.6 (22.6–26.7)31621.2 (19.1–23.3)10945.8 (39.3–52.4)***
Presence of dental symptom, yes41724.1 (22.1–26.2)31220.9 (18.9–23.1)10544.1 (37.7–50.7)***
  1. NS indicates Non-Significant p value; *** indicates p value < 0.001
  2. Only one woman used the ST (> 0.0%; 95% CI: > 0.0–0.03)