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Table 1 Demographic characteristics associated with cigarette smoking status: univariate analysis

From: Social characteristics associated with disparities in smoking rates in Israel

  Men Women
Never N = 1,704 Past N = 844 Current N = 1,139 P Never N = 2,748 Past N = 444 Current N = 645 P
Age group, yrs. N, (%)     <0.0001     <0.0001
 20-24 262 (59.3) 30 (6.8) 150 (33.9)   336 (76.2) 16 (3.6) 90 (20.4)  
 25-34 448 (50.3) 117 (13.2) 325 (36.5)   591 (70.0) 82 (9.7) 171 (20.3)  
 35-44 367 (51.9) 110 (15.6) 230 (32.5)   499 (70.8) 85 (12.1) 121 (17.2)  
 45-54 232 (38.9) 147 (24.6) 218 (36.5)   402 (67.6) 72 (12.1) 121 (20.3)  
 55-64 195 (36.5) 199 (37.3) 140 (26.2)   402 (69.1) 87 (15.0) 93 (16.0)  
 65-74 103 (36.9) 123 (44.1) 53 (19.0)   254 (72.6) 61 (17.4) 35 (10.0)  
 75+ 96 (40.5) 118 (49.8) 23 (9.7)   264 (82.8) 41 (12.9) 14 (4.4)  
Population sub-group; N, (%)     <0.0001     <0.0001
 Arabs 279 (41.5) 86 (12.8) 307 (45.7)   600 (88.5) 20 (3.0) 58 (8.6)  
 Jews and others: 1,424 (47.3) 758 (25.2) 832 (27.6)   2,147 (68.0) 424 (13.4) 587 (18.6)  
  Born in Israel 957 (52.2) 365 (19.9) 511 (27.9)   1176 (65.7) 241 (13.5) 372 (20.8)  
  Immigrants before 1990 245 (40.1) 229 (37.5) 137 (22.4)   496 (71.7) 110 (15.9) 86 (12.4)  
  Immigrants between 1990 and 1995 149 (42.0) 97 (27.3) 109 (30.7)   285 (69.3) 47 (11.4) 79 (19.2)  
  Immigrants after 1995 73 (34.0) 67 (31.1) 75 (34.9)   190 (71.4) 26 (9.8) 50 (18.8)  
Religiosity; N, (%)     <0.0001     <0.0001
 Very religious 165 (64.7) 56 (22.0) 34 (13.3)   333 (94.9) 13 (3.7) 5 (1.4)  
 Observant 483 (50.1) 201 (20.9) 280 (29.1)   909 (83.6) 69 (6.3) 110 (10.1)  
 Traditional 371 (42.6) 191 (22.0) 308 (35.4)   561 (65.6) 103 (12.1) 191 (22.3)  
 Secular 649 (42.8) 381 (25.1) 487 (32.1)   895 (61.2) 246 (16.8) 321 (22.0)  
Marital status; N, (%)     <0.0001     <0.0001
 Married 1,155 (45.9) 660 (26.2) 702 (27.9)   1,826 (75.6) 282 (11.7) 308 (12.8)  
 Divorced 46 (26.6) 47 (27.2) 80 (46.2)   182 (55.8) 54 (16.6) 90 (27.6)  
 Widowed 29 (39.7) 29 (39.7) 15 (20.6)   285 (76.0) 49 (13.1) 41 (11.0)  
 Unmarried 473 (51.3) 108 (11.7) 341 (37.0)   454 (63.2) 59 (8.2) 205 (28.6)  
Number of people in household: (%)     <0.0001     <0.0001
 1 142 (38.7) 84 (22.9) 141 (38.4)   327 (66.6) 75 (15.3) 89 (18.1)  
 2 328 (41.6) 264 (33.5) 197 (25.0)   610 (68.3) 133 (14.9) 150 (16.8)  
 3 302 (47.6) 151 (23.8) 181 (28.6)   437 (67.1) 76 (11.7) 138 (21.2)  
 4 352 (48.4) 144 (19.8) 232 (31.9)   496 (69.6) 84 (11.8) 133 (18.7)  
 5+ 580 (49.6) 201 (17.2) 388 (33.2)   878 (80.6) 76 (7.0) 135 (12.4)