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Table 1 Demographic characteristics of survey participants (university staff and students)

From: Smoking behaviours and attitudes towards campus-wide tobacco control policies among staff and students: a cross-sectional survey at the University of Birmingham

Demographic CharacteristicsStaff
N = 545
n (%)
Students
N = 235
n (%)
Total
N = 780
Age
 17–24 years25 (4.8)198 (85.7)223 (29.7)
 25–34 years131 (25.2)22 (9.5)153 (20.4)
 35–44 years150 (28.9)9 (3.9)159 (21.2)
 45–54 years123 (23.7)2 (0.9)125 (16.6)
 ≥ 55 years91 (17.5)0 (0.0)91 (12.1)
Gender
 Male222 (41.1)86 (36.9)308 (39.8)
 Female318 (58.9)147 (63.1)465 (60.2)
Ethnic Group
 White British/Irish493 (92.5)164 (71.0)657 (86.0)
 Mixed/Multiple12 (2.3)14 (6.1)26 (3.4)
 Asian/Asian British15 (2.8)27 (11.7)42 (5.5)
 Black African/Caribbean6 (1.1)11 (4.8)17 (2.2)
 Other ethnic group7 (1.3)15 (6.5)22 (2.9)
University Role (Staff only)
 Academic Staff112 (20.6) 
 Professional Services Staff394 (72.4) 
 Other Staff38 (7.0) 
Degree Status (students only)   
 Undergraduate Student198 (84.3) 
 Postgraduate Student37 (15.7) 
Fee Status (students only)
 Home186 (80.2) 
 EU24 (10.3) 
 International22 (9.5) 
Smoking Status
 Never Smoker337 (62.1)171 (73.7)511 (65.7)
 Previous Smoker133 (24.5)25 (10.8)158 (20.3)
 Intermittent Smoker15 (2.8)16 (6.9)31 (4.0)
 Daily Smoker58 (10.7)25 (10.8)78 (10.1)
  1. Missing data: age (29), gender (7), ethnic group (16), university role (1), fee status (3), smoking status (2)
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