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Table 1 Descriptive statistics. People who ever smoke daily, currently smoke daily, and formerly smoked daily, 20 years or older. Pooled data file 2017–2020. n = 874

From: Smoking cessation aids and strategies: a population-based survey of former and current smokers in Norway

  People who ever smoke daily (A + B) % (n) People who currently smoke daily (unsuccessful quitters, A)a % (n) People who formerly smoked daily (successful quitters, B)b % (n) Pearson’s Chi-square/t-test
Total n 874 476 398  
Gender
 Male 53.0 (463) 51.9 (247) 54.3 (216)  
 Female 47.0 (411) 48.1 (229) 45.7 (182) 0.483
Age, years, mean (SD) 50.3 (14.2) 51.7 (13.4) 48.7 (15.0) 0.002
Education
 Primary/Secondary 78.6 (667) 81.8 (377) 74.7 (290)  
 Tertiary 21.4 (182) 18.2 (84) 25.3 (98) 0.013
Age at onset of smoking, mean (SD) 17.9 (5.4) 17.8 (5.5) 18.0 (5.3) 0.695
Cigarettes per day, mean (SD) 13.1 (7.4) 11.7 (6.3) 14.8 (8.2) 0.000
No method used 44.1 (385) 47.2 (224) 40.5 (161) 0.098
Used snus 18.6 (162) 12.2 (58) 26.1 (104) 0.000
Used NRT 18.7 (163) 21.7 (103) 15.1 (60) 0.013
Used prescription medication 9.2 (80) 10.7 (51) 7.3 (29) 0.078
Used e-cigarettes 17.2 (150) 17.7 (84) 16.6 (66) 0.667
Used health service 9.6 (84) 11.0 (52) 8.0 (32) 0.147
Used web/mobile 9.2 (80) 6.7 (32) 12.1 (48) 0.007
Unplanned (vs planned) 35.5 (309) 32.3 (153) 39.3 (156) 0.031
Abrupt (vs gradual) 71.7 (626) 68.2 (324) 75.9 (302) 0.012
  1. aCurrent daily smokers with at least one quit attempt who answered questions on the use of cessation aids at their latest quit attempt
  2. bFormer daily smokers who quit in 2012 or later, and who answered questions on the use of smoking cessation aids at their latest (and successful) quit attempts