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Table 2 Imprisonment status

From: Prisoners and cigarettes or ‘imprisoned in cigarettes’? What helps prisoners quit smoking?

Characteristics Smokers Ex-smokers Non-smokers Total
n (%) n (%) n (%) n (%)
Detention (1)
 first-time offender 108 (70.1) 11 (73.3) 34 (97.1) 153 (75)
 repeat offender 46 (29.9) 4 (26.7) 1 (2.9) 51 (25)
Detention (2)
 convicted prisoner 116 (75.3) 15 (100) 28 (80) 159 (77.95)
 prisoner on remand 38 (24.7) 0 (0) 7 (20) 45 (22.05)
  Mean S.D. Mean S.D. Mean S.D. Mean S.D.
length of sentence already served (months) 28.2 38.7 16.6 14.7 28.7 34.4 27.4 36.7
cellmates 6.7 3.8 5.7 4.1 7.7 3.7 6.8 3.8
smoking cellmates 5.7 3.6 4.7 3.8 6.5 3.3 5.8 3.6