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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