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Table 1 Clinical and demographic characteristics of not approached and approached patients, and participants and non-consenters

From: Smoking and environmental characteristics of smokers with a mental illness, and associations with quitting behaviour and motivation; a cross sectional study

  Not approached (N = 1311) Approached (N = 2315) Non-consenters (N = 483) Participants (N = 754)
Gender (%)
 Male 60.0 55.4 63.4 61.3
 Female 40.0 44.6 36.6 38.7
Age (years)
 Mean (SD) 39.8 (17.1) 41.8 (14.2) 38.9 (11.7) 38.7(12.0)
 Median (range: min-max) 37 (10–94) 41 (18–93) 38 (18–82) 38 (18–76)
Relationship status (%)
 Single 59.0 58.6 70.8 63.7
 Married/de facto 25.7 24.1 17.4 20.7
 Separated/divorced/widowed 14.2 16.5 10.8 15.0
 Not stated/inadequately described 1.0 0.7 1.0 0.7
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Status (%)
 Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander 12.8 11.6 17.7 13.5
 Neither Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander/unknown 87.2 88.4 82.3 86.5
Employment status (%)
 Full time 15.1
 Part time 11.4
 Student 2.8
 Unemployed/household duties/other 70.7
Highest education level achieved (%)
 Up to third year of high school 28.4
 School Certificate 32.6
 Higher School Certificate (HSC) 13.4
 Tertiary 25.6
Receipt of a government payment (%)
 Yes 77.1
 No 22.9
Diagnosis type (%)
 Schizophrenia and related psychosis 14.1 27.6 37.1 19.5
 Anxiety and stress related disorders 20.3 8.5 6.4 13.0
 Mood disorders 23.1 30.8 22.4 26.7
 Substance related disorders 21.2 15.6 18.0 23.1
 Personality and other disorders 21.3 17.4 16.1 17.8
Alcohol use (AUDIT- C) (%)*
 Harmful/hazardous 64.5
 Non-harmful/hazardous 35.5
Length of stay (days)
 Mean (SD) 12.4 (62.1) 16.8 (28.7) 17.6 (24.4) 14.3 (17.9)
 Median (Range: min-max) 2 (0–1715) 10 (0–945) 10 (0–236) 9 (0–147)
Legal status on admission (%)
 Voluntary 55.6 53.2 49.3 53.2
 Involuntary 44.4 46.8 50.7 46.8