Table 1

Current cost of usual pack of cigarettes and nominated price point usual pack would have to reach before smoker would seriously consider quitting, Victorian adults 2011 dual frame sample
Current cost of usual pack (AUD $)1 Nominated quitting price point (AUD $) % increase in median price
Number Mean (SD) Median Mean (SD) Median
Total sample 429 16.54 (3.9) 16.00 23.49 (8.9) 20.00 25.0
Pack size
20 102 13.41 ( 2.6) 13.00 22.89 (11.6) 20.00 53.8
25 176 15.62 (1.9) 16.00 21.02 (5.6) 20.00 25.0
30 or 35 88 17.38 (2.1) 17.38 24.97 (9.1) 23.57 35.6
40 41 21.93 (2.2) 22.00 27.07 (6.1) 25.00 13.6
50 17 24.33 (2.2) 25.00 31.54 (7.6) 30.00 20.0
Level of Consumption
Light (<10) 200 15.76 (3.3) 16.00 23.02(7.8) 20.00 25.0
Medium (10 to <20) 146 16.74 (3.6) 16.47 22.84 (9.4) 20.00 21.4
Heavy (20 plus) 79 18.03 (5.0) 17.00 25.61 (10.5) 23.00 35.3
Frequency of Consumption
Daily 360 16.46 (3.5) 16.0 22.84 (8.4) 20.00 25.0
Weekly 69 16.93 (5.2) 17.0 26.84 (10.6) 25.00 47.1
Quit intention
Happy to smoke 23 17.24 (3.8) 16.50 26.58 (7.8) 25.41 54.0
Not happy to smoke 407 16.50 (3.9) 16.00 23.32 (9.0) 20.00 25.0
Sex
Male 223 16.57 (4.1) 16.00 24.02 (9.5) 20.00 25.0
Female 206 16.50 (3.6) 16.00 22.91 (8.2) 20.00 25.0
Age
18 to 29 years 136 16.14 (3.7) 16.00 23.33 (8.0) 20.00 25.0
30 to 49 years 202 16.57 (4.0) 16.20 23.39 (8.8) 20.00 23.5
50 plus 91 17.05 (3.9) 16.00 23.96 (10.5) 20.00 25.0
SES
Low 163 17.10 (4.0) 16.59 23.42 (9.0) 20.00 20.6
Medium 179 16.21 (3.3) 16.00 22.53 (7.8) 20.00 25.0
High 88 16.16 (4.6) 16.00 25.56 (10.6) 20.00 25.0

Footnote: excludes those who did not nominate a price point (n=150 of regular smokers of manufactured cigarettes). 1AUD$1 = USD$1.05 as at 1 August 2012.

Scollo et al.

Scollo et al. BMC Public Health 2013 13:650   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-13-650

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