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Table 1 Detailed characteristics of smokers by gender

From: A gender-specific assessment of tobacco use risk factors: evidence from the latest Pakistan demographic and health survey

Age group (Years) Males Females
smokers (n) smokers (%) smokers (n) smokers (%)
15–24 years 94 7.5% 191 14.8%
25–29 years 202 16.0% 250 19.5%
30–34 years 238 18.8% 230 17.9%
35–39 years 271 21.4% 241 18.8%
40–44 years 220 17.4% 180 14.0%
45–49 years 239 18.9% 191 14.9%
Total 1264 100.0% 1283 100.0%
Province/ Region
 Punjab 303 24.0% 185 14.4%
 Sindh 260 20.6% 436 34.0%
 KPK 165 13.1% 68 5.3%
 Baluchistan 111 8.8% 415 32.3%
 GB 66 5.2% 51 4.0%
 ICT 109 8.6% 47 3.7%
 AJK 148 11.7% 67 5.2%
 FATA 102 8.1% 14 1.1%
 Total 1264 100.0% 1283 100.0%
Area
 Urban 668 52.8% 532 41.5%
 Rural 596 47.2% 751 58.5%
 Total 1264 100.0% 1283 100.0%
Educational Level
 No education 337 26.7% 920 71.7%
 Primary 248 19.6% 141 11.0%
 Secondary 485 38.4% 152 11.9%
 Higher 194 15.4% 70 5.5%
 Total 1264 100% 1283 100.0%
Economic Status
 Poorest 255 20.2% 425 33.1%
 Poorer 283 22.4% 327 25.5%
 Middle 268 21.2% 246 19.2%
 Richer 258 20.4% 171 13.3%
 Richest 200 15.8% 114 8.9%
 Total 1264 100.0% 1283 100.0%
Occupation group
 Not working 32 2.5% 1008 78.6%
 Officers/ Managers 151 11.9% 24 1.9%
 Clerical staff 1081 85.5% 251 19.6%
 Total 1264 100.0% 1283 100.0%
Marital Status
 Married 1240 98.1% 1213 94.5%
 Others* 24 1.9% 70 5.4%
 Total 1264 100.0% 1283 100.0%
Media Access
 Not at all 766 60.6% 577 45.0%
 Less than once a week 498 39.4% 676 52.7%
 At least once a week 0 0.0% 30 2.3%
 Total 1264 100.0% 1283 100.0%
Domestic Violence
 No 766 60.6% 577 45.0%
 Yes 498 39.4% 676 52.7%
 Don’t know 0 0.0% 30 2.3%
 Total 1264 100.0% 1283 100.0%
  1. Notes: KPK (Khyber Pakhtunkhwa), GB (Gilgit Baltistan), ICT (Islamabad Capital Territory), AJK (Azad Jammu and Kashmir), FATA (Federally Administered Tribal Areas. *Others category of marital status included participants that are divorced, widowed and those no longer living together