Table 2: Characteristics of the study sample.

All personsPersons with DDPersons with SMPersons with CBN No
addictive
factors

%a (Total no.)100 (13,645)4.60 (627)3.35 (457)7.17 (979)87.06 (11,885)

Socio-demographic variables
Male51.9589.6391.2591.8346.19
Age (Years)35.8440.3345.0939.8735.03
 12–2017.10 1.59 2.63 2.4519.27
 21–3533.2834.9319.4734.5333.65
 36–5031.2043.8640.4846.6829.33
 51–6418.4219.6237.4216.3417.75
Married52.4458.3774.8464.3550.53
Education Years11.0610.2311.32 9.6511.17
 Primary school and below16.1818.0216.1920.0215.90
 Junior High19.9030.1419.2633.7118.59
 Senior High33.3635.7333.0439.0232.86
 College and above30.5616.1131.51 7.2532.65
Individual monthly income
 NT $ 026.40 6.8613.57 7.8628.93
 NT $ 1–19,99923.8521.8519.6925.9423.97
 NT $ 20,000–39,99929.5735.4128.4539.3328.64
 NT $ 40,000–59,99913.0721.3719.0419.3112.15
 NT $ ≥ 60,000 7.1114.5119.25 7.56 6.31

Health status
BMI23.0424.3924.3524.9322.80
Heart disease 3.22 2.07 7.22 3.68 3.10
Hypertension 7.9912.6015.97 10.32 7.35
Diabetes 3.09 3.99 7.22 5.72 2.73
Cholesterol10.5213.7221.0112.26 9.84
Stroke 0.46 0.80 2.41 0.72 0.35

Geographic variables
Residential locations
North48.0346.7348.3633.7149.00
Center20.9616.5923.6322.4720.88
South23.8522.3322.7628.4023.65
East 7.1614.35 5.2515.42 6.47

DD: deep drunk; SM: smoking cigarettes; CBN: chewing betel nut.
aThe rows add up to >100 because some individuals had multiple addictive factors.