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Table 3 Univariable analyses of knowledge and risk perceptions

From: Knowledge and risk perceptions of Israelis towards combustible cigarettes: the need for immediate remedial action

  Knowledge of harm, 3 questions combined, % correct (N = 495) p-value (Chi-squared except where indicated otherwise) Knowledge of comparative harm, relative to traffic accidents, % correct (N = 497) p-value (Chi-squared except where indicated otherwise) Perception Scale Mean (SD) (N = 465) p-value, N
Population Sector Arab 38.6 (83) 0.483 27.4 (84) 0.791 26.1 (3.3) 84 <.001 464
Jewish 42.7 (412) 28.8 (413) 24.2 (4.7) 380
Gender Male 38.5 (244) 0.120 34.2 (246) 0.007 24.4 (4.8) 221 0.455 465
Female 45.4 (251) 23.1 (251) 24.7 (4.3) 244
Age group 18–29 52.3 (88) 0.014 33.0 (88) 0.416 23.4 (4.8) 83 0.017 459
30–49 45.6 (182) 25.1 (183) 24.3 (4.7) 173
50–65 39.7 (146) 31.8 (148) 25.2 (4.2) 136
> 65 28.4 (74) 26.0 (73) 25.2 (3.8) 67
Educational level < 12 25.0 (48) < 0.001a 25.0 (48) 0.539a 24.7 (5.5) 45 0.551 462
12 35.8 (190) 28.6 (189) 24.6 (4.5) 178
> 12 49.8 (253) 29.7 (256) 24.4 (4.5) 239
Family financial status Very low 27.8 (18 0.090a 27.8 (18) 0.127a 23.9 (4.2) 18 0.930 450
Low 28.8(59) 18.6 (59) 24.7 (4.7) 53
Moderate 44.0(300) 29.3 (300) 24.5 (4.6) 281
High 48.8 (84) 37.2 (86) 24.6 (3.8) 80
Very high 40.0 (20) 25.0 (20) 23.9 (7.2) 18
Smoking Status Current 21.6 (111) < 0.001 19.8 (111) 0.059 22.7 (6.0) 101 <.001 464
Former 43.6 (133) 29.6 (135) 24.9 (4.0) 119
Never 50.0 (250) 32.0 (250) 25.1 (3.9) 244
  1. aLogistic regression with continuous explanatory variable.