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Table 1 Background and socio-economic characteristics of the sampled population (N = 548)

From: Adult tobacco use practice and its correlates in eastern Ethiopia: A cross-sectional study

Characteristics Male Female Total
Sex 405 (75.1) 134 (24.9) 539
Age, mean (SD) 35.0 (13.6) 34.0 (18.4) 35.0 (15.0)
Religion    
Christian 71 (17.7) 42 (30.9) 115 (21.3)
Muslim 328 (81.8) 92 (69.2) 424 (78.3)
Others 2 (0.5) 0 (0.0) 2 (0.4)
Education    
Illiterate 162 (40.1) 78 (58.2) 243 (44.7)
Below secondary school 168 (41.6) 30 (22.4) 200 (36.8)
Secondary school completed 30 (7.4) 14 (10.4) 45 (8.3)
High school completed 23 (5.7) 7 (5.2) 30 (5.5)
College completed 16 (4.0) 4 (3.0) 20 (3.7)
Postgraduate 4 (1.0) 0 (0.0) 4 (0.7)
Marital status    
Single 93 (22.4) 102 (77.2) 198 (28.6)
Married 309 (76.3) 30 (22.4) 343 (63.4)
Work status    
Governmental employee 55 (13.6) 11 (8.3) 70 (12.9)
Non-governmental employee 8 (2.0) 2 (1.5) 10 (1.8)
Self-employed 279 (69.2) 38 (28.8) 319 (58.9)
Student 46 (11.4) 27 (20.5) 73 (13.5)
Homemaker 3 (0.7) 24 (18.2) 27 (5.0)
Unemployed 5 (1.2) 7 (5.3) 12 (2.2)
Other 7 (1.7) 23 (17.4) 31 (5.7)
  1. Figures are presented as N (%), unless otherwise stated.