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Table 1 Socio-demographic and smoking characteristics of the older adults in Uberaba, Brazil

From: Differences in quality of life among older adults in Brazil according to smoking status and nicotine dependence

Variables Smoker Past smoker Never smoker Total
n (%) n (%) n (%) n (%)
Sex
 Male 53 15.2 188 53.9 108 30.9 349 35.6
 Female 69 10.9 132 20.9 430 68.1 631 64.4
Age group
 60 to 69 years 56 19.8 77 27.2 150 53.0 283 28.9
 70 to 79 years 47 9.6 170 34.7 273 55.7 490 50.0
 80 years or more 19 9.2 73 35.3 115 55.6 207 21.1
Education (years of schooling)
 Illiterate 32 15.1 68 32.1 112 52.8 212 21.7
 1 to 4 years 63 11.5 193 35.2 293 53.4 549 56.1
 5 or more 27 12.4 58 26.6 133 61.0 218 22.3
Health conditions
 0–4 56 14.1 137 34.5 204 51.4 397 40.6
 5 or more 66 11.3 183 31.4 333 57.2 582 59.5
Nicotine dependence
 Very low/Low 69 56.6
 Medium 24 19.7
 High/Very high 29 23.8
Cigarette consumption
 Cigarettes / day 122 12.7, 10.7 320 18.5, 15.4
 Time of exposure to tobacco (in years) 122 49.5, 15.0 320 27.8, 16.8
 Time since stopped smoking (in years) 320 24.0 14.71