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Table 1 Demographic characteristics and smoking status of whole sample (n = 330) and participants not consenting to provide a breath tests (n = 39)

From: Assessing smoking status in disadvantaged populations: is computer administered self report an accurate and acceptable measure?

 

Validation sample

(n = 330)

Participants not consenting to breath test

(n = 39)

χ2

 

N

%

N

%

 

Gender

     

   Male

186

56

17

44

2 = 1.79, p = 0.18)

   Female

144

44

22

56

 

Age

     

   ≤ 29 years

45

14

5

13

2 = 1.64, df = 5, p = 0.90)

   30-39 years

85

26

10

26

 

   40-49 years

96

29

10

26

 

   50-59 years

67

20

11

28

 

   60-69 years

21

6

2

5

 

   70 + years

16

5

1

3

 

Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander

     

   Yes

39

12

3

8

2 = 0.51, p = 0.47)

   No

291

88

36

92

 

Marital status

     

   Never married/single

178

54

22

56

2 = 0.36, df = 4, p = 0.46)

   Married

24

7

5

13

 

   De facto/living with partner

26

8

1

3

 

   Divorced/separated

80

24

10

26

 

   Widowed

22

7

1

3

 

Highest level of education

     

   Primary school

10

3

1

3

2 = 1.62, df = 4, p = 0.8)

   High school years 7-10

157

48

15

38

 

   High school years 11-12

58

17

7

18

 

   TAFE

56

17

8

21

 

   University Degree

49

15

8

21

 

Income

     

   < $200

53

16

5

13

2 = 7.4, df = 5, p = 0.19)

   $200-$300

124

38

10

26

 

   $300-$400

83

25

12

31

 

   $400-$500

31

9

2

5

 

   < $500

19

6

6

15

 

   Prefer not to answer

20

6

4

10

 

Employment

    

2 = 6.8, df = 7, p = 0.45)

   Full time

4

1

0

0

 

   Part time/casual

25

8

0

0

 

   Unemployed

162

49

19

49

 

   Student

15

5

3

8

 

   Unable to work

15

5

7

18

 

   Home duties

36

11

3

8

 

   Retired

38

12

3

8

 

   Other

35

11

4

10

 

Smoking Status

     

   Daily

181

55

17

44

2 = 1.9, df = 3, p = 0.6)

   Occasional- weekly

13

4

2

5

 

   Occasional- monthly

11

3

2

5

 

   Non-smoker

125

38

18

46

 
  1. * Note: not all percentages add to 100% due to rounding