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Table 1 Characteristics of the informants.

From: "I did not intend to stop. I just could not stand cigarettes any more." A qualitative interview study of smoking cessation among the elderly

Informant
number, sex and name *
Age Status
Ex = ex-smoker
S = smoker
Age at start Years as smoker Maximum number of cigarettes a day Serious diseases Years since the last stop
1. Male
Anders
77 Ex 15 48 15 2 myocardial infarctions, angina, bypass, chr. bronchitis, 14
2. Male
Jon
64 S 14 > 50 50 2 myocardial infarctions, angina, bypass, aorta aneurysm  
3. Male
Kristian
72 Ex 18** > 20 40 Angina, bypass 34
4. Female Lilly 66 Ex 18 40 20 Bladder cancer,
COPD****
8
5. Female
Anna
68 Ex 18 46 10 Stomach ulcer, asthma. 4
6. Male
Paul
63 Ex 15 10 15-20   38
7. Male
Petter
72 Ex 14 42 50 3 strokes 16
8. Female
Mary
62 Ex 13 40 10   9
9. Male
Edvard
68 Ex 13 40 30   15
10. Male
Georg
73 Ex 13 60 50 Atrial fibrillation, pacemaker. <1
11. Male
Karl
80 Ex 17 23 10   40
12. Male
Thomas
64 Ex 14 44 20 Chr. bronchitis, Aorta aneurysm 6
13. Male
Oscar
65 Ex 13 42*** 20 COPD 2
14. Male
Sverre
77 Ex 13 17 10   46
15. Male
Hans
61 S 15 > 47 15   
16. Female
Elisabeth
77 S 17 > 60 10 TIA*****  
17. Male
Theodor
61 S 24 35 5-10   
18. Female
Nina
58 S 18 > 40 15 Severe pneumonia  
  1. * Pseudonyms by the first author
  2. **First cigarettes about 10 years old
  3. *** Stopped temperately for 8 years
  4. **** Chronic obstructive Pulmonary Disease
  5. ***** Transitory Ischemic Attack