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Table 1 Demographic, lifestyle, smoking and quitting related factors of 365 smokers to the mobile smoking cessation programme (MSCP) participants (n = 365)

From: Effectiveness of a mobile smoking cessation service in reaching elderly smokers and predictors of quitting

Characteristics %
Demographics:  
   Gender  
Male 71
Female 29
   Occupational status  
Retired 86
Unemployed 6
Employed 1
Homemakers 7
   Age  
60–69 21
70–79 41
80 or above 38
   Educational attainment  
No formal education 39
Primary school 46
Secondary or above 15
   Marital Status  
Single 15
Married 44
Divorced, separated and widowed 41
Tobacco use related:  
   Daily cigarette consumption  
≤ 10 70
> 10 30
   Age started smoking  
Under 20 62
20 or above 38
   Nicotine Dependency level a  
Mild 65
Moderate 20
Severe 15
   Number of other smokers in household  
Nil 71
1 or more 29
   Smoking status of spouse  
No spouse/spouse not smoker 90
Spouse is smoker 10
Quitting History:  
   Number of previous quitting attempt(s)  
Nil 41
1 attempt or more 59
   Length of abstinence in the last quitting attempt  
Less than a day or not at all 5
> = 1 day 95
NRT related:  
   Use of NRT for at least 1 day b  
No 23
Yes 77
   Adherence to use NRT for 4 weeks or more b, c  
No 62
Yes 38
Other factors:  
   Perceived importance on quitting (mean score = 73) d  
Less important (< mean) 48
More important (> = mean) 52
   Perceived difficulties on quitting (mean score = 55) e  
Less difficult (< mean) 53
More difficult (> = mean) 47
   Perceived confidence on quitting (mean score = 67) f  
Less confident (< mean) 42
More confident (> = mean) 58
   Alcohol consumption g  
Regular user and occasional users 18
Never or rarely drink 82
  1. Note: Total percentage may be more or less than 100 due to rounding of the figures.
  2. a Nicotine dependency level was measured by Fagerstrom scale, then further divided into 3 levels: low (score 0–3), moderate (score 4–8) and severe (score 6–10).; n = 354, 11 missing.
  3. bIncluded only those who were given NRT (n = 255).
  4. cSubjects who reported using nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) for at least 4 weeks during the 3 month follow up was defined as adherent to NRT use.
  5. dTotal n = 352, 13 missing
  6. eTotal n = 356, 9 missing
  7. fTotal n = 355, 10 missing
  8. gTotal n = 345, 20 missing