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Table 1 Participant baseline demographic and smoking characteristics

From: A mixed methods feasibility study of nicotine-assisted smoking reduction programmes delivered by community pharmacists – The RedPharm study

  Behavioural/Standard n = 17 Self Help/Standard n = 17 Behavioural/Short n = 19 Self Help/Short n = 15
Age yrs, mean (SD) 44 (12.3) 44 (16.5) 44 (12.0) 43 (13.1)
Male, n (%) 11 (65) 7 (41) 6 (32) 10 (67)
Ethnicity, n (%)
 White 7 (35) 8 (47) 11 (58) 6 (40)
 Other 9 7 5 7
 Missing 0 0 0 1
Age started regular smoking, mean (SD), n 16 (3.0), 16 17 (5.0), 14 16 (2.3), 16 17 (2.6), 14
Have you ever made a serious quit attempt, n (%)
 Yes 12 (71) 12 (71) 12 (63) 11 (73)
 No 4 (24) 2 (12) 4 (21) 3 (20)
 Missing 1 (5) 3 (17) 3 (16) 1 (7)
FTND, mean (SD) 5 (2.3), 16 6 (1.7), 15 6 (2.8), 16 6 (2.5), 14
Cigarettes per day, mean (SD) 17 (8.2) 23 (8.2) 20 (9.1) 17 (6.5)
CO, mean (SD), n 17 (8.4), 17 19 (11.2), 17 19 (10.4), 18 17 (8.7), 15
Reasons for cutting down, n (%)
 I want to cut down as a way to stop 9 (53) 8 (47) 10 (42) 11 (73)
 I want to cut down as a way to smoke less 7 (42) 7 (41) 6 (32) 3 (20)
 I’m not sure why I want to cut down 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0)
 Missing 1 (5) 2 (12) 3 (16) 1 (7)
Highest educational qualification
 Secondary school (up to age 15/16) 7 (41) 4 (24) 7 (37) 6 (40)
 Sixth form (up to age 18/19) 4 (24) 2 (12) 1 (5) 1 (7)
 Professional or technical qualification/diploma after school 0 (0) 1 (6) 1 (5) 0 (0)
 University/polytechnic degree course 0 (0) 2 (12) 0 (0) 1 (7)
 Still in full time education 1 (6) 2 (12) 2 (11) 3 (20)
 None of the above 4 (24) 4 (24) 5 (26) 3 (20)
 Missing 1 (6) 2 (12) 3 (16) 1 (7)