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Table 2 Demographic characteristics of German and US samples

From: Evaluation of smoking-specific and generic quality of life measures in current and former smokers in Germany and the United States

  German sample US sample
  Current smokers (N = 125) Former smokers (N = 54) Ever smokers (N = 179) Current smokers (N = 149) Former smokers (N = 110) Ever smokers (N = 259)
Mean age (SD) 39.0 (9.2) 43.1 (7.8) 40.2 (8.9) 40.2 (9.8) 43.6 (8.2) 41.6 (9.3)
Range 23–55 29–55 23–55 23–55 28–55 23–55
Male (%) 48.8 48.2 48.6 55.0 55.5 55.2
Race (%)       
White 88.8 92.6 89.9 85.7 88.2 86.8
Black 0.0 0.0 0.0 7.5 6.4 7.0
Other 11.2 7.4 10.1 6.8 5.4 6.2
Education (%)a       
Up to high school graduate 53.6 44.4 50.8 46.3 30.0 39.4
Some post high school 24.0 22.2 23.5 37.6 27.3 33.2
College graduate or professional training 22.4 33.4 25.7 16.1 42.7 27.4
  1. aGerman and US Ever Smoker groups differed (p < 0.05)