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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of smokers referred to the smoking Quitline

From: A smoking quitline integrated with clinician counselling at outpatient health facilities in Vietnam: a single-arm prospective cohort study

Characteristic Total (n = 221)
Demographic factors
 Age, median years (IQR) 51 (38 – 61)
 Male sex, n (%) 221 (100)
Highest level of education attained, n (%)
 Less than primary 3 (1.4)
 Primary 5 (2.3)
 Lower secondary 92 (41.6)
 Upper secondary 78 (35.3)
 University degree, or equivalent, or higher 43 (19.5)
Smoking-related factors
 Median average number of cigarettes/day (IQR)* 20 (10 – 30)
 Score on the Fagerström Test for Cigarette Dependence at baseline (IQR)* 6 (4 – 8)
 Median years smoking (IQR) 25 (15 – 40)
 At least one prior quit attempt, n (%) 163 (73.8)
 Drink alcohol every day, n (%) 83 (37.6)
 Drink caffeinated drinks every day, n (%) 157 (71.0)
 Living with at least one other smoker, n (%) 53 (24.0)
Reasons given to quit, n (%)
 Personal health condition 211 (95.5)
 Family’s health 28 (12.7)
 Expense 9 (4.1)
  1. *63 missing values
  2. IQR, interquartile range