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Table 1 Caller characteristics per quitline

From: Smoking Cessation Quitlines in Europe: Matching Services to Callers' Characteristics

  DM FR IR IT NL NO UK Total
Number of respondents 425 619 494 520 493 534 500 3,585
Female (%) 65.8 61.1 55.3 57.3 73.4 73.0 58.5 63.4
Age
(mean, SD)
46.2 (14.1) 42.0 (12.5) 40.3 (12.5) 42.3 (12.1) 46.0 (13.3) 44.5 (13.8) 42.2 (13.3) 43.3 (13.2)
Educational level (%)         
   Low 26.1 35.9 22.1 33.2 27.9 20.8 38.5 29.3
   Medium 49.8 23.8 39.9 51.5 44.2 43.2 36.4 40.7
   High 24.1 40.2 38.0 15.3 27.9 36.0 25.1 30.0
Smokes >= 10 cigarettes per day (%) 91.7 91.9 89.4 94.8 92.7 86.9 92.4 91.4
Heaviness of Smoking Index score >= 4) (%) 55.5 46.4 48.5 46.3 58.0 39.3 46.3 48.3
Action stage of quitting (% yes) 32.0 33.0 38.5 11.3 31.4 41.4 35.8 31.9
Did someone refer you to our quitline?(%)         
   Health Professional 14.1 13.6 6.1 3.8 14.0 11.6 12.0 10.7
   Self-referral 75.8 68.7 76.5 81.2 75.7 63.1 66.0 72.2
   Family/friends/colleagues 5.9 9.4 12.8 9.8 6.1 17.6 7.0 9.9
   Other 4.2 8.4 4.7 5.2 4.3 7.7 15.0 7.2
  1. Note. DM = Danish quitline, FR = French quitline, IR = Irish quitline, IT = Italian quitline, NL = Dutch quitline, NO = Norwegian quitline, UK = United Kingdom quitline.