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Table 2 Smoking characteristics of the study sample (n = 235).

From: A survey of smoking prevalence and interest in quitting among social and community service organisation clients in Australia: a unique opportunity for reaching the disadvantaged

  % (95% CI)
Smoking status  
   Daily 53.5 (48.5-58.5)
   Weekly 4.2 (2.2-6.2)
   Less than weekly 3.7 (1.8-5.5)
   Never-smoker 22.4 (18.3-26.7)
   Ex-smoker 16.2 (12.5-19.9)
HSI  
   Low 36.5 (29.8-43.1)
   Moderate 44.3 (37.4-51.2)
   High 19.2 (13.7-24.7)
Smoking induced financial deprivation  
   Yes 61.3 (55-67.6)
   No 38.7 (32.4-45)
  Mean (SD)
Age started smoking  
   Males 15.7 (4.4)
   Females 17.7 (7)
Number of cigarettes smoked daily 16.8 (10.6)
Amount spent on cigarettes weekly ($AUD) 42.9 (31.1)