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Table 1 Characteristics of the ITC Bangladesh Wave 2 sample of tobacco smokers (unweighted, n = 2982)

From: Determinants of intentions to quit smoking among adult smokers in Bangladesh: findings from the International Tobacco Control (ITC) Bangladesh wave 2 survey

  Frequency (%)
Wave of recruitment
 1 2361 (79.2)
 2 621 (20.8)
Area sample
 Dhaka (non-slum) 333 (11.2)
 Dhaka slums 649 (21.8)
 Areas outside Dhaka 1862 (62.4)
 Tribal/border areas 138 (4.6)
Sex
 Male 2851 (95.6)
 Female 131 (4.4)
Age
 15–24 511 (17.1)
 35–39 1109 (37.2)
 40–54 793 (26.6)
 55+ 569 (19.1)
Marital status
 Married 2385 (80.1)
 Otherwise 592 (19.9)
Religion
 Otherwise 497 (16.7)
 Muslim 2483 (83.3)
Highest level of education
 Illiterate 1002 (33.6)
 1–8 years 1428 (47.9)
 9+ years 550 (18.5)
Monthly household income
 < 5000 BDT 445 (14.9)
 5000 to < 10,000 BDT 1398 (46.9)
 10,000 BDT or more 1000 (33.5)
 Not reported 139 (4.7)
Children in household
 No children in home 789 (26.5)
 Only children 5 or younger 626 (21.0)
 Only children aged 6 to 14 732 (24.5)
 Children 14 or younger 835 (28.0)
No. household smokers
 1 1115 (37.4)
 2 1306 (43.8)
 3 or more 561 (18.8)
Tobacco use status
 Exclusive cigarette smoker 2337 (78.4)
 Exclusive bidi smoker 368 (12.3)
 Dual user 277 (9.3)
Amount smoked/day
 < = 10 sticks/day 1801 (61.9)
 11–20 sticks/day 870 (29.9)
 21+ sticks/day 237 (8.1)
Made a quit attempt in past year
 No attempts in past year 2383 (81.6)
 At least one attempt in past year 537 (18.4)