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Table 2 Background Characteristics of the participants

From: Missed opportunities for brief intervention in tobacco control in primary care: patients’ perspectives from primary health care settings in India

Characteristics Total Number (%) (N = 1569) Screened (n = 447) Not screened (n = 1087)
Age median (IQR) in years 45 (35 to 56) 41 (30 to 50) 44 (34 to 55)
Sex    
Female 321 (21) 87 (20) 230 (21)
Male 1,238 (79) 359 (80) 855 (79)
Marital Status    
Not married 282 (18) 81 (18) 196 (18)
Married 1,271 (82) 366 (82) 882 (82)
Education    
Uneducated 643 (42) 152 (35) 480 (45)
Less than primary 399 (26) 114 (26) 276 (26)
Primary but less than secondary 342 (22) 120 (27) 216 (20)
Secondary and above 145 (10) 52 (12) 91 (9)
Caste    
SC 372 (24) 106 (24) 261 (24)
ST 180 (12) 42 (10) 136 (13)
OBC 603 (39) 185 (42) 402 (38)
General 373 (24) 103 (24) 265 (25)
Poverty    
Above poverty line 537 (35) 179 (41) 348 (32)
Below poverty line 1,008 (65) 256 (59) 734 (68)
Area of residence    
Rural 1,113 (76) 304 (75) 786 (76)
Urban 348 (24) 101 (25) 242 (24)
Employment    
Unemployed 18 (1) 8 (2) 10 (1)
Employed 1,536 (99) 439 (98) 1,072 (99)
Number of quit attempts in the past 12 months    
0 840 (57) 208 (51) 628 (60)
1 to 5 547 (37) 183 (44) 359 (34)
>5 87 (6) 21 (5) 65 (6)
Form of tobacco    
Smoked tobacco 705 (45) 188 (42) 505 (46)
Smokeless tobacco 736 (47) 230 (51) 496 (46)
Both 114 (7) 29 (7) 85 (8)
Presenting Illness    
General Ailments 788 (51) 217 (49) 566 (52)
Respiratory complaints 465 (30) 142 (32) 321 (30)
Obstetric & Gynaecological 48 (3) 20 (4) 28 (3)
Chronic conditions 59 (4) 10 (2) 49 (4)
Others 179 (12) 58 (13) 120 (11)
Number of visits in the past 12 months    
1 or 2 times 597 (40) 146 (34) 448 (42)
3 to 5 times 616 (41) 180 (42) 433 (40)
6 times or more 291 (19) 100 (24) 189 (18)
Healthcare provider seen    
Physician 1,086 (71) 337 (76) 748 (69)
Non-physician 440 (29) 106 (24) 332 (31)
  1. Percentages presented in this table are column percentages.
  2. Where numbers do not add up to 1569, data are missing.