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Table 1 Baseline comparability of the smokers in the ACt condition and in the control condition after applying the matching procedure in respondents

From: The effectiveness of the Allen Carr smoking cessation training in companies tested in a quasi-experimental design

Variable ACt condition Control condition p-value
Gender, female 50.9% 40% .12
Level of education    .51
Low 25.3% 26.3%  
Medium 38.9% 31.6%  
High 35.8% 42.1%  
  M (SD) M (SD)  
Age 44.4 (8.59) 45.4 (14.1) .55
Number of cigarettes 16.5 (6.57) 15.9 (8.97) .58
FTND 3.87 (2.09) 3.74 (2.37) .66
Pros of quitting    
Long term 2.18 (0.82) 2.16 (0.84) .86
Short term 2 (0.67) 1.99 (0.69) .91
Social 1.79 (0.94) 1.62 (0.97) .20
Self-evaluative 1.66 (0.67) 1.69 (0.82) .83
Pros of smoking    
Cognitive 3.44 (0.73) 3.31 (0.75) .22
Affective 3.87 (0.76) 3.75 (0.77) .26
Self-efficacy situations    
Social 4.56 (1.28) 4.31 (1.23) .14
Emotional 4.18 (1.39) 4 (1.47) .38
Habitual 4.93 (1.3) 4.66 (1.41) .16
  1. Note: Due to missing values, the number of smokers in the ACt condition varied from 93 to 95 and in the control condition from 112 to 114. Univariate analysis of variance was used to test condition differences; only for gender and level of education Chi-square analyses were applied.