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Table 2 Sociodemographic and health factors associated with tobacco farming in 3188 Youth, Jujuy, Argentina, 2005–2006

From: Youth working in tobacco farming: effects on smoking behavior and association with health status

 Tobacco Farming
No N (%) N = 2805Yes N (%) N = 383Total N (%) N = 3188Chi square p value
Sociodemographic characteristics
Sex   0.044
 Girls1524 (55.0)190 (48.7)1714 (54.3) 
 Boys1281 (45.0)193 (51.3)1474 (45.7) 
Religion   0.003
 Catholic2408 (86.0)301 (78.3)2709 (85.1) 
 Evangelical280 (9.8)65 (17.0)345 (10.6) 
 Other117 (4.2)17 (4.7)134 (4.2) 
Low SES660 (22.4)111 (28.5)771 (23.1)0.023
Ethnicity   0.034
 Indigenous1899 (67.4)291 (77.8)2190 (68.6) 
 Mixed Indigenous/European582 (22.6)67 (18.3)649 (22.1) 
 European237 (9.9)14 (3.9)251 (9.3) 
Number of friends who smoke   0.001
 None711 (26.7)63 (17.6)774 (25.7) 
 1–4710 (26.6)81 (22.0)791 (26.1) 
 5+1231 (46.7)213 (60.4)1444 (48.3) 
Adult smokers at home2102 (75.2)288 (74.6)2390 (75.2)0.089
Health variables
Perceived health   0.004
 Excellent1247 (47.4)111 (30.9)1358 (45.5) 
 Good964 (33.6)150 (38.8)1114 (34.2) 
 fair/poor586 (19.0)118 (30.3)704 (20.3) 
Had a serious injury1092 (38.5)176 (48.5)1268 (39.6)0.004
Injured accidentally by someone else137 (4.6)27 (7.5)164 (5.0)0.010
Assaulted75 (2.6)17 (5.5)92 (2.9)0.008
Poisoned by chemical products8 (0.7)0 (2.5)28 (0.9)0.003
Smoking Behavior T1 (2005)
Ever smoker1553 (55.2)257 (67.9)1810 (56.6)0.001
Current smoker905 (32.6)177 (48.0)1082 (34.4)0.001
Established smoker276 (9.9)64 (17.8)340 (10.8)0.002
Smoking Behavior T2 (2006)
Ever smoker1516 (58.9)237 (68.8)1753 (60.0)0.001
Current smoker855 (34.0)153 (44.9)1008 (35.2)0.001
Established smoker276 (11.1)58 (17.5)334 (11.9)0.002
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