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Table 1 Sociodemographic characteristics of current and never smokers

From: Prevalence and personal attitudes towards tobacco smoking among Palestinian healthcare professionals: a cross-sectional study

Variable Total N = 663 Current smokers N = 244 Never smokers N = 419 p value
Age (years) 0.000
< 25 141 (21.27%) 27 (19.15%) 114 (80.85%)
25–34.9 363 (54.75%) 144 (39.69%) 219 (60.33%)
35–44.9 84 (12.69%) 35 (41.69%) 49 (58.33%)
≥ 45 75 (11.31%) 38 (50.67%) 37 (49.33%)
Gender 0.000
Male 349 (52.64%) 196 (56.16%) 153 (43.84%)
Female 314 (47.37%) 48 (15.29%) 266 (84.71%)
Marital status 0.022
Married 280 (42.23%) 89 (31.79%) 191 (68.21%)
Unmarried 383 (57.77%) 155 (40.47%) 228 (59.53%)
Living address 0.770
Urban 332 (50.07%) 124 (37.34%) 208 (62.65%)
Suburban 331 (49.92%) 120 (36.25%) 211 (63.74%)
Family history of smoking 0.000
Positive 358 (54.00%) 165 (46.10%) 193 (53.91%)
Negative 305 (46.00%) 79 (25.90%) 226 (74.10%)
Occupation 0.156
Physicians 192 (29.00%) 79 (41.14%) 113 (58.9%)
Paramedics 471 (71.04%) 165 (35.03%) 306 (65%)
Place of study 0.000
Inside the country 522 (78.73%) 171 (32.76%) 351 (67.24%)
Abroad 141 (21.27%) 73 (51.77%) 68 (48.22%)
Place of work 0.651
Governmental hospitals 313 (47.21%) 118 (37.70%) 195 (62.30%)
Non-governmental hospitals 350 (52.79%) 126 (36.00%) 224 (64.00%)
Night or on-call shifts 0.014
Yes 411 (62.00%) 166 (40.39%) 245 (59.61%)
No 252 (38.00%) 78 (30.95%) 174 (69.04%)