Table 1

Distribution of reported smoking restriction policy in indoor workplaces among non-smokers in China, 2004

Demographic characteristicsMenWomen
N*Smoke free (%*)Restricted (%)Unrestricted (%)N*Smoke free (%)Restricted (%)Unrestricted (%)
Current residence
 Rural8123.43.073.58825.06.968.1
 Urban114939.711.748.658435.815.448.8
Province
 Sichuan33524.710.564.817812.816.670.6
 Jiangxi4835.27.587.32934.87.887.5
 Henan41252.87.140.120146.26.847.0
Age
 20–3981936.07.556.638035.713.151.3
 40–6941128.510.261.329219.65.774.8
Education
 Junior high school or below40525.72.771.717223.97.368.8
 Senior high school40032.112.055.920725.29.265.5
 College or above42450.314.834.929244.116.539.5
Occupation
 Government official or scientific personnel28742.114.843.125135.218.446.4
 Health worker or teacher29038.318.043.713637.87.454.8
 Labourer or employee in service department65329.33.267.528523.88.168.1
Total123033.48.458.267228.910.061.1
  • * N represents sample size, % represents weighted percentage.

  • Distributions of reported smoking restriction policy in indoor workplaces were significantly different (p<0.05) across region, province, education and occupation, evaluated by χ2 test.