Table 2B

Proportion of never smokers by deprivation category and social class and educational level for men (n=12579) and women (n=15132) aged 39–79 years, of the EPIC-Norfolk cohort, 1993–1997

Townsend quintiles
12345Total
Never smokers%n%n%n%n%n%np value for trend
‡χ2 test for trend.
Men By social class
Non-manual41.468237.761436.949935.248032.835237.22627<0.001
Manual33.129929.729530.831325.428720.428427.21478<0.001
By educational level
At least O level40.977837.872137.761733.254630.544136.33103<0.001
No qualifications31.320326.418826.519525.922119.219525.31002<0.001
Women By social class
Non-manual60.1121057.9113859.3101754.997650.476456.85105<0.001
Manual59.858854.861155.261855.870250.777454.93293<0.001
By educational level
At least O level59.498659.3100760.591155.184952.266057.54413<0.001
No qualifications60.881253.874254.572455.582949.487854.53985<0.001