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Table 1 Descriptive statistics of individuals who answered the question regarding a possible change in tobacco consumption after onset of over-indebtedness (n=572)

From: Factors associated with self-assessed increase in tobacco consumption among over-indebted individuals in Germany: a cross-sectional study

  N %
Sex   
Male 294 51.4
Female 278 48.6
Age   
18-30 131 22.9
31-40 157 27.4
41-50 189 33.0
51+ 92 16.1
n.a. 3 0.5
Educational level   
≤ 9 years 380 66.4
> 9 years 192 33.6
Income   
≤ 1500 € 445 77.8
> 1500 € 127 22.2
Marital status   
Married 156 27.3
Unmarried 193 33.7
Divorced/Separated/Widowed 219 38.3
n.a. 4 0.7
Duration of over-indebtedness   
≤ 5 years 201 35.1
6 to 10 years 186 32.5
> 10 years 166 29.0
n.a. 19 3.3
Social support   
High 129 22.6
Less than high 218 38.1
More than low 139 24.3
Low 79 13.8
n.a. 7 1.2
Health awareness   
High 203 35.5
Medium 265 46.3
Low 100 17.5
n.a. 4 0.7
Changes in social embeddedness since onset of over-indebtedness   
No withdrawal 303 53.0
Friends or relatives withdrawn 155 27.1
Friends and relatives withdrawn 103 18.0
n.a. 11 1.9
  1. Notes: OI-survey.