Skip to main content

Table 1 Baseline characteristics of the responders and non-responders in the follow-up

From: User satisfaction with the structure and content of the NEXit intervention, a text messaging-based smoking cessation programme

Variables Non-responders
(n = 538)
Responders
(n = 289)
Significance
Gender, n (% female) 367 (68.2) 206 (71.3) NS
Age, n (%)    NS
  < 21 years 46 (8.6) 24 (8.3)  
 21–25 years 245 (45.5) 127 (8.3)  
 26–30 years 118 (21.9) 63 (21.8)  
  ≥ 31 years 129 (24.0) 75 (26.0)  
Marital status, n (% single) 288 (53.5) 138 (47.8) NS
Duration of smoking in years, median, (IQR) 8 (7) 8 (8) NS
Number of cigarettes per weeka median (IQR) 70 (70.0) 56 (57.8) P = 0.016b
Using snuff, n (% yes) 127 (23.6) 67 (23.2) NS
Importance of quitting smoking, median (IQR)
(Scale: 1–10 where 1 = not important at all, 10 = very important)
9 (3) 9 (2) NS
  1. a24 participants did not state how many cigarettes they smoked. Percentages for this variable is based on those that did state the number of cigarettes smoked. Percentages for all other variables are based on the full sample
  2. bMann–Whitney U test indicated that the distributions in the two groups differed significantly (Mann–Whitney U = 81292, P = 0.016)