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Table 1 Comparison of demographic and smoking status characteristics of participants who choose to respond to the optional free text book compared with non-responders

From: NHS patients, staff, and visitor viewpoints of smoking within a hospitals’ ground: a qualitative analysis

  Free text response not provided (n = 634) Free text response provided (n = 306) All survey participants (n = 940)
  n (%) n (%) n (%)
User group       
  Patient 259 (41%) 62 (20%) 321 (34%)
  Staff 164 (26%) 155 (51%) 319 (34%)
  Visitor 203 (32%) 83 (27%) 286 (30%)
Female 413 (65%) 223 (73%) 636 (68%)
Ethnicity       
  White/White British 563 (89%) 283 (93%) 846 (90%)
  Asian/Asian British 41 (7%) 11 (4%) 52 ( 6%)
Smoking status: Non-smoker 527 (83%) 267 (87%) 794 (86%)
Do not smoke in entrance 619 (98%) 297 (97%) 916 (97%)
Do not smoke on hospital grounds 586 (92%) 281 (92%) 867 (92%)