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Table 1 Distribution of the demographic characteristics among the participants and the prevalence of drug use in Iran by the respondents’ characteristics in the PERSIAN cohort

From: Prevalence of drug use, alcohol consumption, cigarette smoking and measure of socioeconomic-related inequalities of drug use among Iranian people: findings from a national survey

Variables N (%) Total
prevalence
Male
prevalence
Female
prevalence
Total 130,570 (100) 11.9 (15600) 24.1 (13998) 2.2 (1602)
Age group 35–40 27,005 (20.7) 9.3 20.6 1.1
41–45 24,212 (24.2) 11.7 25.0 1.5
46–50 22,645 (22.6) 12.5 26.2 1.8
51–55 20,297 (15.5) 12.8 25.2 2.7
55–60 17,570 (13.5) 13.5 25.3 3.4
61–65 12,271 (9.4) 13.1 23.7 3.8
>  66 6570 (5.0) 12.4 21.1 4.2
Marital status Married 118,769 (91.0) 12.6 23.9 2.0
Single 2895 (2.2) 6.1 27.4 0.4
Divorced/widowed 8906 (6.8) 5.7 34.3 4.1
Years of education Illiterate (0 year) 26,666 (20.2) 8.3 23.6 3.2
1–5 years 41,975 (31.9) 11.2 26.7 2.3
6–9 years 23,938 (18.2) 17.9 30.3 2.0
10–12 years 22,552 (17.1) 14.4 24.2 1.2
> = 13 years 16,659 (12.6) 7.6 12.0 0.6
Cigarette smoking Never smoker 102,141 (78.2) 4.5 10.0 2.0
Current smoker 18,331 (14.0) 43.3 44.9 12.2
Former smoker 10,097 (7.8) 30.6 33.1 7.7
Alcohol consumption No 118,772 (91.0) 8.4 17.9 2.2
Yes 11,795 (9.0) 47.7 48.8 11.9
Water pipe smoking No 115,979 (88.8) 9.2 20.2 1.7
Yes 14,581 (11.2) 34.0 40.5 12.9
Physical activity Daily
(MET-hours per day)
24–36.5 43,226 (33.1) 14.3 26.9 3.0
36.6–44.9 61,532 (47.2) 8.3 21.8 1.8
≥45 25,673 (19.7) 16.8 23.4 1.9
Economic status 1st quintile (the poorest) 26,159 (20.0) 11.7 30.0 3.1
2nd quintile 26,148 (20.0) 12.8 27.5 2.4
3rd quintile 26,105 (20.0) 12.2 24.9 2.1
4th quintile 26,095 (20.0) 12.7 23.8 1.8
5th quintile (the richest) 26,063 (20.0) 10.3 17.6 1.2