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Table 2 Sample description ( N= 70)

From: Queer quit: a pilot study of a smoking cessation programme tailored to gay men

Variable n (%)
Age (M, SD) 42.96 (9.66)
Nationality  
   Switzerland 51 (72.9)
   Germany 9 (12.9)
   Other 10 (14.3)
Education  
   Compulsory education 0 (0.0)
   Vocational education (apprenticeship) 36 (51.5)
   General education (Matura certificate) 4 (5.7)
   University of applied science 20 (28.6)
   University 9 (12.9)
   Other 1 (1.3)
Smoking cessation  
   Quit attempts (M, SD) 3.38 (2.49)
   NRT* experienced 36 (51.4)
   Prescription medication** experienced 13 (18.6)
Smoking habits  
   Fagerstrom Nicotine Tolerance score (M, SD) 4.13 (2.33)
   Age at smoking initiation (M, SD) 18.58 (4.14)
   Years of smoking (M, SD) 22.83 (9.30)
Drug use  
   Alcohol: 3–4 times per week 19 (27.1)
   Cannabis: at least once in last 30 days 32 (45.7)
   Cocaine: at least once in last 30 days 8 (11.4)
   Party drugs: at least once in last 30 days 17 (24.3)
Health  
   HIV positive 9 (12.9)
   Mental component scale (M, SD) 55.78 (8.11)
   Physical component scale (M, SD) 52.48 (6.06)
Depression  
   BDI-V (M, SD) 28.75 (15.19)
   Lifetime diagnosis 13 (18.6)
Anxiety  
   BAI (M, SD) 9.31 (6.83)
   Lifetime diagnosis 6 (8.6)
  1. *Nicotine replacement therapy.
  2. **Prescription medication used to treat smoking addiction (e.g., bupropion).