Table 1

Characteristics of smokers in our sample in Waves 1–3 of the ITC China Survey (N=7981)

Characteristicn%
Gender
 Male761195.4
 Female3704.6
Age
 18–24550.7
 25–39118814.9
 40–54402450.4
 55+271434.0
Marital status
 Married or living together724790.8
 Divorced or separated or widowed4665.8
 Single2683.4
Monthly household income
 Low127416.0
 Middle368746.2
 High302037.8
Education
 Low93011.7
 Middle546268.4
 High158919.9
Employment status
 Employed478059.9
 Unemployed101212.7
 Retired218927.4
City of residence
 Beijing157719.8
 Shenyang99112.4
 Shanghai167321.0
 Changsha141417.7
 Guangzhou113914.3
 Yinchuan118714.9
Smoking intensity (cigarettes per day)
 Light (0–10)278534.9
 Moderate (11–20)393349.3
 Heavy (21+)126315.8
Price paid per pack of cigarette
 <3.5 RMB/pack171621.5
 3.5–10 RMB/pack516464.7
 10–50 RMB/pack106113.3
 ≥40 RMB/pack480.6
Total7981
  • ITC, International Tobacco Control.