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Table 1 Number of smokers reporting a recent quit attempt and high-risk drinkers reporting an attempt to cut down stratified by socio-demographic and drug-related characteristics

From: Use of aids for smoking cessation and alcohol reduction: A population survey of adults in England

  Smokers having made a recent quit attempt High-risk drinkers having made a recent attempt to cut down
Sex %(n)
Male 48.8 (781) 63.3 (577)
Female 51.2 (819) 36.7 (334)
Age (years)
16–24 20.9 (335) 14.9 (136)
25–34 23.1 (370) 13.5 (123)
35–44 17.4 (279) 17.0 (155)
45–54 16.2 (260) 22.4 (204)
55–64 12.4 (199) 18.7 (170)
65 and over 9.8 (157) 13.5 (123)
Social grade
AB 11.1 (177) 34.5 (314)
C1 26.6 (425) 34.1 (311)
C2 23.5 (376) 13.7 (125)
D 19.1 (306) 8.9 (81)
E 19.8 (316) 8.8 (80)
Ethnicity %(n)
White 88.3 (1410) 94.7 (859)
Non–white 11.7 (186) 5.3 (48)
Cigarette consumption per day %(n)
<1 2.4 (38) NA
≥ 1–5 25.4 (402) NA
>5–10 36.7 (582) NA
>10–20 30.9 (490) NA
>20 4.5 (72) NA
Units of alcohol on a typical day
1–2 NA 13.2 (120)
3–4 NA 37.6 (342)
5–6 NA 21.2 (193)
7–9 NA 13.1 (199)
10+ NA 14.9 (135)
Total %(n) 29.5 (1600) 12.8 (911)
  1. NA not applicable