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Table 2 Demographic, smoking and quitting characteristics of participants

From: Measured, opportunistic, unexpected and naïve quitting: a qualitative grounded theory study of the process of quitting from the ex-smokers’ perspective

Characteristic Participants
(n = 37)
Gender
 Male 15
 Female 22
Age (years)
 20–29 4
 30–39 6
 40–49 9
 50–59 11
 60–69 7
Geographical locationa
 Major cities 25
 Inner regional Australia 4
 Outer regional Australia 7
 Remote Australia 1
Total household income (AU$)b
  ≤ 30 K 7
  > 30 K–60 K 5
  > 60 K–90 K 6
  > 90 K–120 K 7
  > 120 K 9
Cigarettes per day
  < 10 CPD 11
  > 10 CPD 26
Use of assistance to quit
 Used assistance 11
 Unassisted 26
Previous quit attempts
 None 3
  < 3 16
 3–10 11
  > 10 7
Previous experience of assistance
 Had never tried to quit before 3
 Had never used assistance to quit 11
 Had previously used assistance to quit 23
  1. aClassified according to the Australian Standard Geographical Classification Remoteness Area system
  2. b3 participants did not answer the question on income