Cigarette consumption in China: Differences among main cities and gender differences within cities



Cigarette Consumption in China: Differences Among Main
Cities and Gender Differences Within Cities.


 


Yan Huang and Mohamed Abdel-Ghany


University of Alabama


 


Abstract


Per
capita Chinese cigarette consumption is the highest in the world. Using a 2003
data set of Chinese infobank, differences among nine main cities in China were
examined using chi-square. Also, gender differences within each city were
examined. The results indicate that there is no significant difference among
Chinese cities regarding their smoking behavior, while there are significant
differences when gender is considered as a variable.