Table 2

Average shares of commodities and t statistics of the differences between non-spending and tobacco spending households

CommoditiesNon-spendersSpendersDifferencet-stat†
Food0.59070.58510.00571.88*
Health0.05480.03970.0158.71***
Education0.03530.03390.00141,10
Housing0.02560.01810.00744.42***
Entertainment0.04080.0417−0.0009−1.16
Clothing0.0320.03170.00040.82
Alcohol0.00470.0087−0.004−16.82***
Energy and Electricity0.08760.0896−0.002−1.79*
Durable goods0.04090.0435−0.0026−1.24
Other0.08750.0894−0.0019−1.25
Sample size41005291
  • *, ** and *** show significance levels at 10%, 5% and 1%, respectively.

  • †Null hypothesis of the Student t statistics for each goods is H0: mean (non-spenders) – mean (spenders)=0.