Table 1

Descriptive variables of the collected sample

VariablesMean (SD in parenthesis)
Prevalence of Illicit cigarettes10.9% (0.311)
Age39.3 (13.273)
Age 18 yearsor younger3.2% (0.177)
Age 19–40 years49.0% (0.5)
Age 41–60 years42.4% (0.494)
Age 61 years or older5.5% (0.228)
Sex (ref: male)50.0% (0.5)
Age initiation16.9 (4.991)
Preference taste65.9% (0.474)
Preference less harmful7.5% (0.263)
Preference price26.6% (0.442)
Primary incomplete2.5% (0.156)
Secondary incomplete11.8% (0.323)
Secondary complete35.5% (0.479)
Some college50.3% (0.5)
Number of cigarettes smoked per day9.2 (6.869)
Employed (ref inactive/unemployed)76.4% (0.425)