Table 1

Demographic and smoking characteristics for the pooled sample at baseline and follow-up

Characteristics

Baseline (n = 258)

Follow-up (n = 202)

p-value


Male

36.4%

33.2%

.47

Age in years

.75

18-49

38.5%

40.0%

50+

61.5%

60.0%

Race/ethnicity

.10

White

2.3%

5.0%

Black

12.8%

7.9%

Latino

84.5%

85.6%

Other

.39%

1.5%

Less than high school education

55.4%

59.9%

.34

Health care insurance

Private insurance

1.9%

4.0%

.30

Medicare

10.5%

9.4%

Medicaid

80.2%

81.7%

No coverage

2.3%

3.0%

Smoke frequency

.19

Some days

22.9%

17.8%

Everyday

77.1%

82.2%

Smoke 15 or more cigarettes per day

17.8%

22.8%

.19

Smoke within 30 minutes of waking up

41.1%

46.3%

.27

Ever attempted to quit

73.7%

70.0%

.83

Ready to quit in next 30 days

76.0%

45.1%

.00


Note: Chi square test was used to test the differences between baseline and follow-up groups. Missing rates were negligible or zero for all variables.

Shelley and Cantrell BMC Health Services Research 2010 10:25   doi:10.1186/1472-6963-10-25

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