# [texhax] Table question - defined width and alignment

E. Krishnan ekmath at asianetindia.com
Sat Apr 9 05:49:31 CEST 2005

On Fri, 8 Apr 2005, Peter Flom wrote:

> \begin{table}
> \begin{tabular}{|l|p{.8 in}|p{.8in}|}\hline
> & \multicolumn{2}{c|}{Percent using} \\\hline
>  & Direct questioning & Randomized response \\\hline
>   18 - 25 & \centering{53} & \centering{48} \tabularnewline \hline
>  26 - 34 & \centering{36} & \centering{45} \\\hline
>  35 - 49 & 6 & 19 \\\hline
>  50 + & <1 & 3\\\hline
>  Total & 21 & 24\\\hline
> \end{tabular}
> \end{table}
>
> I'd like "Direct Questioning" and "Randomized Response" to be set on
> two lines in one cell, but the numbers in the columns below to be flush
> right.

See whether any of these meets your needs

First :

\begin{table}
\renewcommand{\arraystretch}{1.5}
\begin{tabular}{|l|r|r|}
\hline
& \multicolumn{2}{c|}{Percent using} \\
\cline{2-3}
& \multicolumn{1}{p{0.8in}|}{\raggedright Direct \\ questioning}
& \multicolumn{1}{p{0.8in}|}{\raggedright Randomized \\ response}
\tabularnewline
\hline
18 - 25 & 53 & 48 \\
\hline
26 - 34 & 36 & 45 \\
\hline
35 - 49 & 6 & 19 \\
\hline
50 + & $<1$ & 3 \\
\hline
Total & 21 & 24 \\
\hline
\end{tabular}
\end{table}

Second :

\begin{table}
\renewcommand{\arraystretch}{1.5}
\begin{tabular}{|l|c|c|}
\hline
& \multicolumn{2}{c|}{Percent using} \\
\cline{2-3}
& \multicolumn{1}{p{0.8in}|}{\raggedright Direct \\ questioning}
& \multicolumn{1}{p{0.8in}|}{\raggedright Randomized \\ response}
\tabularnewline
\hline
18 - 25 & 53 & 48 \\
\hline
26 - 34 & 36 & 45 \\
\hline
35 - 49 & \hphantom{3}6 & 19 \\
\hline
50 + & $<$1 & \hphantom{1}3 \\
\hline
Total & 21 & 24 \\
\hline
\end{tabular}
\end{table}

--
Krishnan