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Table 1 Demographic characteristics of 566 cancer survivors who regularly smoke prior to cancer diagnosis using the NHANES 99–08 data

From: Who tended to continue smoking after cancer diagnosis: the national health and nutrition examination survey 1999–2008

Characteristic Quit (n = 244) Not quit (n = 322) p-value1
  N (weighted%)1 N (weighted%)1  
Age    
 <=40 8 (7.5) 66 (92.5) <0.001
 41–50 17 (18.1) 64 (81.9)
 51–60 29 (35.5) 59 (64.5)
 61–70 63 (49.4) 70 (50.6)
 >70 127 (65.8) 63 (34.2)
Mean2 ± SE 64.8 ± 1.0 51.0 ± 1.0 <0.001
Gender    
 Female 124 (32.7) 197 (67.3) 0.086
 Male 120 (42.4) 125 (57.6)
Race    
 Non-Hispanic White 187 (36.8) 235 (63.2) 0.005
 Non-Hispanic Black 39 (44.5) 47 (55.5)
 Hispanic or Others 18 (15.9) 40 (84.1)
Education    
 <High school 67 (33.2) 102 (66.8) 0.126
 High school 64 (30.8) 100 (69.2)
 >High school 112 (41.1) 120 (58.9)
Poverty income ratio (0–5)    
 <=1 28 (19.5) 74 (80.5) 0.031
 1.1-2 73 (36.7) 83 (63.3)
 2.1-4 64 (39.1) 82 (60.9)
 >4 57 (40.6) 60 (59.4)
Marital status    
 Married or living with partner 137 (39.2) 165 (60.8) 0.160
 Never married 13 (22) 25 (78)
 Widowed, Divorced, Separated 88 (33.9) 127 (66.1)  
  1. 1 Tested using Rao-Scott chi-square test or t-test.
  2. 2 Weighted mean.