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Table 1 Demographic characteristics of participants (N = 29)

From: Weight gain and smoking: perceptions and experiences of obese quitline participants

Age mean (range) 44.3 (26–64) years
BMI (30–48) N=
30-34.9 16
35-39.9 11
40-48 2
Gender N=
Male 11
Female 18
Education: N=
Less than grade 9 4
Grade 9–11, no degree 3
High School Degree 10
Genera education degree 4
Some College or University 4
Technical/Trade Degree 1
College/ University Degree 2
Race/ethnicity N=
African American 9
White 19
Other 1
Non-Hispanic 29
Uninsured 14
Chronic disease (asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, heart disease, diabetes) N = 17
Duration smoked N=
6-19 years 8
20+ years 21
Time to first cigarette N=
5 minutes 14
6-30 minutes 11
31-60 minutes 2
>60 minutes 2
Number prior quit attempts: N=
0 1
1 6
2-5 13
6+ 8
Confidence in quitting mean (s.d) (scale = 1-10); 8.0 (2.07)
Number scoring 6+ 18
Scored 50+ on weight N=
concerns scale (0–100) 24