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Table 1 Recent quitters' use of cessation methods by socio-demographic and quitting characteristics

From: Use and perceived helpfulness of smoking cessation methods: results from a population survey of recent quitters

  USE OF METHODS (%)
  Aided methods Unaided methods
  NRT Dentist GP Pharmacist Health prof. Natural therapy Prescribed meds Quitline Self-help materials Online Change to light Cut down Cold turkey
Gender              
Male (n = 488) 27.2 4.7 27.0 7.0 8.2 5.1 12.9 6.4 7.0 2.7* 9.8 31.1 69.9
Female (n = 580) 30.9 3.3 22.1 6.2 6.0 7.6 13.8 9.0 9.5 5.2 10.3 28.1 68.4
Age (yrs)              
18-30 (n = 254) 17.7*** 1.6* 13.4*** 4.3 2.8** 2.8* 5.9*** 3.5* 8.7 4.7 9.8 34.6a 80.3***
31-50 (n = 436) 32.8 5.7 22.7 8.3 6.7 7.4 12.8 9.9 9.4 5.1 10.8 29.4 66.1
51+ (n = 377) 32.9 3.5 34.0 6.4 10.6 8.0 19.1 8.2 6.6 2.4 9.3 26.1 64.9
Edu.              
Low (n = 483) 30.2 4.1 30.0*** 7.0 6.8 4.6* 17.2** 7.6 6.6 3.3 9.5 29.1 67.9
High (n = 573) 28.1 3.8 19.8 6.1 7.2 8.2 10.0 8.0 9.6 4.7 10.5 29.9 70.7
SES              
Mod-high (n = 657) 28.7 4.3 21.9* 5.6 7.3 6.7 11.1* 8.2 9.9* 4.4 10.0 28.0 72.5**
Low (n = 373) 30.8 3.2 28.7 8.0 7.2 6.2 16.9 7.3 5.6 2.7 10.2 31.9 63.3
Quit duration              
0-6 mths (n = 690) 31.4* 4.5 26.0 8.1** 6.2 6.2 16.2*** 8.8 8.4 4.1 9.9 28.8 65.7**
7-12 mths (n = 378) 25.1 2.9 21.4 3.7 8.7 7.1 8.5 5.8 8.2 4.0 10.3 30.7 75.4
  1. Note. Health prof = Health professional advice; Edu = Education (low = less than Year 12, high = some or completed tertiary); SES = socio-economic status; statistical tests of differences between groups are chi-square or Fisher's Exact test;***p < .001, **p < .01, *p < 0.05; achi-square test not significant but linear trend p < 0.05.