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Table 1 Study participants' characteristics (NB: All n did not add up to 500 because of missing data)

From: Missed opportunities for tobacco use screening and brief cessation advice in South African primary health care: a cross-sectional study

Characteristics %(n) Mean (SD)
Age (years)   47.9 ±17.0
Sex   
   Female 75.5 (376)  
   Male 24.5 (122)  
Race   
   Blacks 89.0 (444)  
   Other (non-Blacks) 11 (55)  
Marital status   
   Single/never married 35.6 (176)  
   Divorced/separated/widowed 19.0 (94)  
   Married 45.3 (224)  
Educational achievement   
   Less than Grade 12 75.2 (375)  
   Grade 12 and above 24.8 (124)  
Current cigarette smokers 14.8 (74)  
Current snuff users 12.0 (60)  
Number of cigarettes per day   7.3 ±5.9
Smokeless tobacco use per day   2.8 ±1.7
Presenting health problem   
   Cardiovascular disease 50.2 (250)  
   HIV-related care 12.2 (61)  
   Pregnancy-related care 18.5 (92)  
   Other 19.1 (95)  
Attending clinician   
   Medical practitioner 57.7 (287)  
   Nurse clinician 42.3 (210)