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Table 1 Characteristics of patients

From: ‘Very brief advice’ (VBA) on smoking in family practice: a qualitative evaluation of the tobacco user’s perspective

VariableValue
Age in years, mean50.4 (14.7)
Age group, n (%)
 18–243 (6.0)
 25–3911 (22.0)
 40–5415 (30.0)
 55–6413 (26.0)
 ≥ 65–758 (16.0)
Male, n (%)32 (64.0)
Greek nationality, n (%)48 (98.0)
Area of residence, n (%)
 Urban10 (20.0)
 Semi-urban10 (20.0)
 Rural30 (60.0)
Education, n (%)
 Grade school14 (28.6)
 Junior High school8 (16.3)
 High School17 (34.7)
 College/University5 (10.2)
 Graduate School5 (10.2)
Occupation, n (%)
 Retired9 (18.0)
 Agriculture9 (18.0)
 Business Owner (restaurant, bakery, café)4 (8.0)
 Blue collar employee (cleaner, cook, maintenance, technician, hotel clerk)10 (10.0)
 Dentist, Teacher, Engineer, Accountant5 (8.0)
 Freelancer2 (4.0)
 Public Servant3 (6.0)
 Home maker3 (6.0)
 Unemployed4 (8.0)
Medical history
 Smoking-related illnessa n (%)12 (24.5)
 Depression or Anxiety, n (%)5 (10.2)
 Other mental health, n (%)0 (0)
Cigarettes per day, mean24.6 (13.3)
Cigarettes per day, n (%)
 < 159 (18.0)
 15–2020 (40.0)
 21–4016 (32.0)
 > 405 (10.0)
Time to first cigarette in the morning, n (%)
 Within 5 min11 (22.4)
 6–30 min22 (44.9)
 31–60 min5 (10.2)
 After 60 min11 (22.4)
Age of smoking initiation, mean (41)(41)(40)(40)(40)(40)(39)(38)(38)(37)(36)(35)(34)(33)(33)(33)18.2 (6.0)
Years of smoking, mean (41)(41)(40)(40)(40)(40)(39)(38)(38)(37)(36)(35)(34)(33)(33)(33)32.4 (13.6)
  1. aDo you have... heart disease, stroke, heart failure, cancer, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease?