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Table 2 Recent quitters' perceived helpfulness 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

  PERCEIVED HELPFULNESS OF METHODS (%)
  Aided methods Unaided methods (n)
  NRT Dentist P Pharmacist Health prof. Natural therapy Prescribed meds Quitline Self-help materials Online Change to light Cut down Cold turkey
Gender              
Male 92.5 62.5 87.9 76.5 92.5 60.0 96.8 64.5 76.5 100.0 62.5 90.1 95.0
Female 88.3 84.2 85.2 91.9 80.6 66.7 87.5 67.3 87.0 86.7 65.0 87.7 94.0
Age (yrs)              
18-30 80.0* 100.0 70.6* 72.7 71.4 85.7 93.3 88.9a 95.5* 100** 84.0* 93.2 96.1
31-50 90.9 79.2 87.9 86.1 86.2 68.8 92.9 72.1 85.4 95.7 62.5 88.3 93.4
51+ 92.7 57.1 89.1 88.0 90.0 53.3 90.3 54.8 68.0 62.5 51.4 86.7 94.7
Education              
Low 92.5 80.0 87.6 91.2 84.8 50.0 89.3 72.2 87.9 81.3 67.4 87.9 93.3
High 88.2 68.2 85.0 77.8 87.8 70.2 93.0 63.0 80.0 96.3 60.0 89.5 95.3
SES              
Mod-high 89.9 75.0 86.1 83.8 83.3 62.8 83.8** 61.1 78.5 89.7 65.2 86.4 95.2
Low 90.4 66.7 86.9 86.7 92.6 69.6 98.4 82.1 95.2 90.0 57.9 92.4 93.2
Quit duration              
0-6 mths 89.4 71.0 85.6 86.0 90.7 60.5 91.1 63.9 82.8 85.7 65.2 87.9 93.6
7-12 mths 91.5 81.8 87.7 78.6 81.8 70.4 90.6 77.3 83.9 100.0 61.5 90.6 95.8
  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 < .01, *p < 0.05; achi-square test not significant but linear trend p < 0.05.