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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of study participants (N = 81)

From: Feasibility of a text-messaging smoking cessation program for soldiers in Israel

Sociodemographic characteristics n (%) or mean ± SD
 Gender Female 19 (23.5)
Male 62 (76.5)
 Age 18–24, n (%) 57 (70.4)
25–49, n (%) 23 (28.4)
+ 50, n (%) 1 (1.2)
 Country of birth, n (%)a Israel 62 (76.5)
Not Israel 18 (22.2)
 Relationship status, n (%) Single 66 (81.5)
Married 15 (18.5)
Divorced 0
 Education, n (%) More than a high school education 25 (30.9)
Completed high school 55 (67.9)
Less than a high school education 1 (1.2)
 Base type Open, n (%) 36 (44.4)
Closed, n (%) 45 (55.6)
Smoking characteristics n (%) or mean ± SD
 Daily cigarettes smoked, mean ± SD   13.0 ± 6.0
 Past quit attempts, mean ± SD   5.3 ± 8.1
 Age of smoking initiation (years), mean ± SD   16.7 ± 2.4
 Time of first daily cigarette, n (%) Within 5 min 6 (7.4)
5–30 min 24 (29.6)
31–60 min 37 (45.7)
Over 60 min 14 (17.3)
 Presence of one or more smokers in household, n (%)   44 (54.3)
 Days until chosen quit date, mean ± SD   10.5 ± 4.8
 Mobile phone usage Owns a smartphone, n (%) 81 (100)
  Number of texts sent per week, mean ± SD 99.8 ± 209.0
  1. NA not available/applicable, M mean, SD Standard deviation
  2. aData is missing for one of the soldiers