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Table 1 Sociodemographic and economic characteristics of the study population in GATS 1 (2009–2010) and GATS2 (2016–2017)

From: Socioeconomic inequalities in tobacco cessation among Indians above 15 years of age from 2009 to 2017: evidence from the Global Adult Tobacco Survey (GATS)

Sociodemographic and economic characteristics Study population
GATS 1 (2009–2010) N = 69,296 GATS 2 (2016–2017) N = 74,037
% N % N
Demographic Characteristics
 Gender
  Male 51.68 33,767 51.10 33,772
  Female 48.32 35,529 48.90 40,265
 Age
   < 25 29.50 13,463 26.73 13,329
  25–44 42.03 35,020 44.44 35,564
  45–64 21.70 16,123 21.73 19,132
  65 +  6.76 4,690 7.11 6,012
 Residence
  Rural 70.77 41,825 65.51 47,549
  Urban 29.23 27,471 34.49 26,488
SES
 Educational Attainment
  No formal education 31.00 18,805 26.42 18,473
  Primary 24.00 16,303 20.54 16,368
  Secondary 28.70 20,185 30.95 22,440
  Higher and Above 16.31 13,863 22.08 16,697
 Wealth Index
  Low 25.02 24,190 28.41 24,966
  Medium 32.23 22,057 39.13 26,310
  High 42.75 23,048 32.46 22,761