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Table 1 Baseline demographic and smoking characteristics of the study population

From: A novel experience-based internet intervention for smoking cessation: feasibility randomised controlled trial

  Comparator
(n = 43)
Intervention
(n = 44)
N (%) N (%)
Age
 Mean (SD) {Min-Max} 53.6 (15.1) {17–80} 55.1 (12.9) {24–92}
Gender
 Female 23 (53.5) 22 (50.0)
 Male 20 (46.5) 22 (50.0)
Self-rated ability to use the internet
 Excellent 9 (20.9) 10 (22.7)
 Good 15 (34.9) 21 (47.7)
 Fair 16 (37.2) 11 (25.0)
 Poor 3 (7.0) 2 (4.5)
 Bad 0 (0) 0 (0)
Internet use
 At least once a day 26 (60.5) 28 (63.6)
 Several times a week 17 (39.5) 10 (22.7)
 Once a week 0 0 3 (6.8)
 Less than once a week 0 0 3 (6.8)
Ethnicity
 White- English/ Welsh/ Scottish/ Northern Irish/ British 39 (90.7) 41 (93.2)
 White- Any other White background 2 (4.7) 2 (4.5)
 Mixed 1 (2.3) 0 0
 Asian - Pakistani 0 0 1 (2.3)
 Black - Caribbean 1 (2.3) 0 0
Number of cigarettes smoked per day
 10 or less 12 (27.9) 15 (34.1)
 11–20 25 (58.1) 21 (47.7)
 21–30 4 (9.3) 7 (15.9)
 31 or more 2 (4.7) 0 0
 Did not answer 0 0 1 (2.3)
Time from wake up to smoke first cigarette
 After 60 min 8 (18.6) 13 (29.5)
 31–60 min 9 (20.9) 11 (25.0)
 6–30 min 17 (39.5) 15 (34.1)
 Within 5 min 8 (18.6) 4 (9.1)
 Did not answer 1 (2.3) 1 (2.3)
Serious attempt to stop smoking in past 2 weeks
 No 32 (74.4) 27 (61.4)
 Yes 11 (25.6) 16 (36.4)
 Did not answer 0 0 1 (2.3)
Which of the following describes you?
 I don’t want to stop smoking 1 (2.3) 2 (4.5)
 I think I should stop smoking but don’t really want to 9 (20.9) 7 (15.9)
 I want to stop smoking but haven’t thought about when 5 (11.6) 2 (4.5)
 I REALLY want to stop smoking but I don’t know when I will 15 (34.9) 16 (36.4)
 I want to stop smoking and hope to soon 6 (14.0) 6 (13.6)
 I REALLY want to stop smoking and intend to in the next 3 months 2 (4.7) 4 (9.1)
 I REALLY want to stop smoking and intend to in the next month 3 (7.0) 5 (11.4)
 Don’t know 2 (4.6) 2 (4.6)