Table 1

Socio-demographic characteristics and tobacco use of participants (N=199)

CharacteristicN (%)
Age in years
 18–19.945 (22.6)
 20–24.9108 (54.3)
 25+46 (23.2)
Gender
 Male74 (37.2)
 Female125 (62.8)
College
 Arts and Sciences48 (24.1)
 Engineering47 (23.6)
 Business and Economics34 (17.1)
 Law, Education, Sharia and Islamic Studies*33 (16.5)
 QU Health*37 (18.6)
Level of education
 Undergraduate (B.Sc.)185 (93.0)
 Graduate (Masters and PhD)14 (7.0)
Marital status
 Single167 (83.9)
 Married26 (13.1)
 Other6 (3.0)
Nationality
 Qatari82 (41.2)
 Non-Qatari117 (58.8)
Family household income
 Less than 2740 USD28 (14.5)
 2740–5480 USD52 (26.9)
 5480–8219 USD39 (20.2)
 More than 8219 USD74 (38.3)
Place of living
 With family161 (94.2)
 Not living with family10 (5.8)
Smoking in family/friends
 Father54 (27.1)
 Mother11 (5.5)
 Sibling67 (33.7)
 Close friend96 (48.2)
 No smoking family/no smoking friends59 (29.6)
Tobacco product use
 Yes51 (25.6)
 No148 (74.4)
Type of tobacco product†
 Traditional cigarettes31 (60.8)
 Electronic cigarettes28 (54.9)
 Chewable tobacco5 (9.8)
 Waterpipe/shisha36 (70.6)
 Others11 (21.6)
  • *Colleges with less than 30 respondents each were combined.

  • †Responses out of the respondents who reported using any tobacco product; multiple answers allowed.

  • QU, Qatar University.