# How to make one row longer in tabular?

I'm using the tabular environment. I would like for one row (where I describe each subsection) to go horizontally across the table, and not to stay in one column. This is what I currently have:

\begin{center}
\begin{tabular}{p{4cm} p{13cm}}
\textbf{Table 1} I would like this to go across the table and not stay in column 1\\ \hline
\textit{Predisposing factors} \\ \hline
variable 1 & description \\
variable 2 & description \\
variable i & description \\
\textit{I would like this to go across the table as well} \\
\end{tabular}
\end{center}


I would really appreciate any help.

• You are looking for multicolumn i think. – Johannes_B Jul 4 '15 at 15:29
• and of course \captionof{table}{the actual caption} for the caption. No need to number by hand. Using a float environment would have some benefits though. – Johannes_B Jul 4 '15 at 15:31
• @Johannes_B An answer? – cfr Jul 5 '15 at 2:48
• @cfr I bet this is a clear duplicate, i am just to lazy to search for a matching one. Do you want to answer? – Johannes_B Jul 5 '15 at 7:10

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