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Table 2 Socio-demographic correlates of tobacco use and reporting receiving tobacco screening

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

Socio-demographic variable % (n)
Smoking
% (n)
Snuff
%(n) screened during current visit %(n) screened during a prior visit
Current visit screening     
No 15.0 (64) 12.9 (55) -  
Yes 15.9 (10) 6.3 (4) -  
p = 0.86 0.14   
Prior visit screening     
No 14.6 (65) 12.6 (56) 10.6 (46) -
Yes 17.0 (9) 7.5 (4) 32.1 (17) -
p = 0.65 0.38 < 0.001 -
Sex     
Female 7.4 (28) 15.4 (58) 14.1 (52) 11.2 (42)
Male 37.7 (46) 1.6 (2) 9.1 (11) 9.1 (11)
p = < 0.001 < 0.001 0.15 0.52
Race     
Black 11.9 (53) 13.5 (60) 13.3 (58) 9.5 (42)
Other 38.2 (21) 0 9.3 (5) 20.0 (11)
p = 0.49 0.01 0.40 0.02
Educational level     
Less than Grade 12 15.5 (58) 14.4 (54) 9.6 (35) 8.3 (31)
Grade 12 and higher education 12.9 (16) 4.8 (6) 22.6 (28) 17.7 (22)
p = 0.49 0.01 < 0.001 < 0.01
Marital status     
Single 11.9 (21) 10.8 (19) 18.4 (32) 15.3 (27)
Separated/divorced/widowed 20.2 (19) 14.9 (14) 7.8 (7) 4.3 (4)
Married 14.7 (33) 11.2 (25) 10.9 (24) 9.9 (22)
p = 0.19 0.57 0.02 0.02
Current smoker     
No -   12.7 (53) 10.4 (44)
Yes -   13.5 (10) 12.2 (9)
p =    0.86 0.65
Snuff user     
No   - 13.7 (59) 11.2 (49)
Yes   - 6.8 (4) 6.7 (4)
p =    0.21 0.38
Attending clinician     
Medical practitioner 20.2 (58) 11.0 (23) 5.7 (16) 8.0 (23)
Nurse clinician 7.6 (16) 12.5 (36) 22.8 (47) 14.3 (30)
p = 0.001 0.59 < 0.001 0.03
Presenting health problem     
HIV-related problem 14.8 (9) 14.8 (9) 10.0 (6) 9.8 (6)
Pregnancy-related problem 3.3 (3) 3.3 (3) 40.7 (37) 22.8 (21)
Cardiovascular disease 14.8 (37) 14.4 (36) 3.7 (9) 6.8 (17)
Other 26.3 (25) 12.6 (12) 11.6 (11) 8.4 (8)
p = < 0.001 0.04 < 0.001 < 0.001