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Table 1 Characteristics of non-smokers participating in Wave 2 of the ITC Bangladesh Survey (unweighted, n = 2813)

From: Correlates of exposure to secondhand smoke (SHS) at home among non-smoking adults in Bangladesh: findings from the ITC Bangladesh survey

  Freq. (%)
Wave of recruitment
1 2260 (80.3)
2 553 (19.7)
Recruitment area
Dhaka (non-slum) 271 (9.6)
Dhaka slums 541 (19.2)
Non-tribal, non-border areas outside Dhaka 1893 (67.3)
Tribal/border areas 108 (3.8)
Residence
Urban (non-slum areas) 745 (26.5)
Urban slums 541 (19.2)
Rural 1527 (54.3)
Sex
Male 731 (26.0)
Female 2082 (74.0)
Age group
15-24 781 (27.8)
25-39 1079 (38.4)
40-54 609 (21.6)
55+ 344 (12.2)
Marital status
Married 2243 (79.7)
Otherwise 570 (20.3)
Religion
Muslim 2356 (84.1)
Otherwise 446 (15.9)
Education
Illiterate 708 (25.2)
1-8 years 1505 (53.6)
9+ years 597 (21.2)
Monthly household income
< 5,000 taka 498 (17.7)
5,000 to < 10,000 taka 1297 (46.1)
> = 10,000 taka 801 (28.5)
Not reported 217 (7.7)
Has microfinance loan
Does not have a loan 2330 (82.9)
Has a loan 481 (17.1)
Self-rated health
Poor 109 (3.9)
Average 886 (31.6)
Good 1546 (55.2)
Excellent 262 (9.3)
Age of youngest child in the home
No children 743 (26.4)
Youngest < = 5 1356 (48.2)
Youngest 6 to 13 714 (25.4)
Father smoked/currently smokes tobacco
Never smoked 708 (26.3)
Was a smoker/currently smokes 1981 (73.7)
Anyone* in family smoked/currently smokes tobacco
Never smoked 711 (25.5)
Was a smoker/currently smokes 2081 (74.5)
Currently uses smokeless tobacco
Non-user 2193 (78.4)
Smokeless user 605 (21.6)
Tobacco status
Recent quitter 219 (7.8)
Non-smoker 2594 (92.2)
  1. *Father/mother/grandfather/grandmother.