Table 3

Endorsement of reasons for not using smoking cessation aids for heavy (at least 15 cigarettes per day) and light (less than 15 cigarettes per day) smokers.

heavy smokers (>= 15 CPD) endorsement

light smokers (<15 CPD) endorsement

χ2-statistics

yes

% (N)

no

% (N)

yes

% (N)

no

% (N)

χ2-value (df)

p-value


Scale "Social and environmental barriers"

I did not know where to turn to in order to use the aids.

17.9 (28)

82.1 (267)

14.1 (38)

85.9 (232)

1.55 (1)

.213

I was worried what other people would think about me.

5.9 (19)

94.1 (305)

4.4 (12)

95.6 (258)

0.60 (1)

.439

I thought it would take too much time and energy to use the aids.

18.2 (59)

81.8 (266)

12.3 (33)

87.7 (236)

3.90 (1)

.048

I did not want to admit to myself that I needed the aids.

29.6 (96)

70.4 (228)

18.7 (50)

81.3 (218)

9.51 (1)

.002

I was too proud to use the aids.

12.0 (39)

88.0 (286)

11.2 (30)

88.8 (237)

0.08 (1)

.773

It was unpleasant or embarrassing to use the aids.

12.9 (42)

87.1 (283)

6.7 (18)

93.3 (249)

6.15 (1)

.013

I did not feel able to talk to others about my smoking.

11.4 (37)

88.6 (288)

9.0 (24)

91.0 (243)

0.91 (1)

.340

I thought the aids would cost too much.

28.8 (94)

71.2 (232)

18.1 (48)

81.9 (217)

9.20 (1)

.002

I did not know that such aids existed.

18.3 (59)

81.7 (264)

12.9 (34)

87.1 (229)

3.09 (1)

.079


Scale "SCA unnecessary"

I believed that the aids would not help me with my attempt to give up or reduce smoking.

27.1 (88)

72.9 (237)

23.5 (63)

76.5 (205)

0.97 (1)

.321

I thought I would be able to quit or reduce smoking on my own.

57.5 (187)

42.5 (138)

55.9 (151)

44.1 (119)

0.16 (1)

.693

I had the feeling that smoking did not constitute a big problem in my life.

39.9 (129)

60.1 (194)

34.6 (93)

65.4 (176)

1.80 (1)

.179

I thought that I did not need these aids.

40.7 (133)

59.3 (194)

41.2 (110)

58.8 (157)

0.02 (1)

.897

I believed that nothing would help me in my attempt to give up or reduce smoking.

27.9 (90)

72.1 (233)

20.2 (53)

79.8 (210)

4.67 (1)

.031


Gross et al. BMC Public Health 2008 8:129   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-8-129

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