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Table 2 Smoking characteristics

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

  Total (N = 754)
Smoking status (%)a, b, c, d, e
 Daily 93.0
 Weekly 3.6
 Irregular 3.4
Cigarettes Per Day (%)a, b, c, e
 1–10 26.1
 11–20 36.2
 21–30 23.2
  > 30 14.5
Level of nicotine dependence (%)a,c, e
 Low-moderate 48.8
 High 51.2
Age initiated smoking (%)d, e
  < 12 21.8
 12 - < 14 21.0
 14 - < 16 25.2
 16 - < 18 16.2
  ≥ 18 15.9
Number of years smoked (%)a, b, c, d, e
  ≤ 10 18.3
 11–20 26.9
  > 20 54.8
  1. Entered into regression analyses: aQuit attempt in the past 6 months; bNumber of quit attempts in the past 6 months; cLength of longest quit attempt in past 6 months; dReadiness to quit; eEase of seeing oneself as a non-smoker