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Table 2 Characteristics of the five groups of smokers given free nicotine patches

From: Does the number of free nicotine patches given to smokers calling a quitline influence quit rates: results from a quasi-experimental study

Amount of free nicotine patches sent to smokers Group 1
2-week supply
Group 2
4-week supply
Group 3
6-week supply contingent upon first 2-weeks of use
Group 4
6-week supply
Group 5
8-week supply
CPD at Baseline      
   10-19 CPD 31.1% 29.0% 28.4% 23.5% 30.3%
   20-30 CPD 40.8% 44.6% 40.5% 43.9% 50.4%
   31 + CPD 28.1% 26.5% 31.1% 32.6% 19.2%
Gender      
   Male: 45.0% 42.1% 48.5% 43.4% 47.9%
   Female: 55.0% 57.9% 51.5% 56.6% 52.1%
Age†      
   18-34: 22.5% 23.2% 37.7% 21.8% 31.3%
   35-54: 52.1% 57.4% 53.3% 57.8% 52.9%
   55+: 25.4% 19.5% 9.0% 20.4% 15.8%
Race/ethnicity†      
   White non-Hispanic 72.2% 81.0% 64.8% 52.1% 65.4%
   Black non-Hispanic 14.2% 9.9% 17.2% 25.9% 18.6%
   Hispanic 7.4% 6.7% 13.3% 14.9% 8.9%
   Other 6.2% 2.5% 4.8% 7.2% 7.2%
Education†      
   High School or Less 46.7% 42.7% 54.9% 43.4% 53.2%
   Greater than High School 53.3% 57.3% 45.1% 56.6% 46.8%
Health Insurance      
   Private 100.0% 100.0% 00.0 69.3% 0.0%
   Medicaid 0.0% 0.0% 40.6 18.3% 0.0%
   Uninsured 0.0% 0.0% 59.4 9.6% 100.0%
   Other/unknown 0.0% 0.0% 00.0 2.8% 0.0%
  1. † Age, Race/ethnicity, Education - Chi-square test: p-value < 0.01.