Table 1

Characteristics of current smokers at baseline in the Ontario Tobacco Survey who had made at least one quit attempt (n=1277)

CharacteristicnPer cent
Sex
 Female73257.3
 Male54542.7
Age
 18–2413710.7
 25–3421817.1
 35–4429122.8
 45–5434026.6
 55–6418514.5
 65+1068.3
Marital status
 Married72156.5
 Single55643.5
Education
 Less than high school19215.0
 High school or more108585.0
Children at home
 No74658.4
 Yes53141.6
Ever used pharmacotherapy
 No53041.5
 Yes74758.5
Ever used behavioural therapy
 No84666.2
 Yes43133.8
Number of previous quit attempts at baseline
 0977.6
 125019.6
 224419.1
 321116.5
 41239.6
 5 or more35227.6
Frequency of smoking at baseline
 Daily smoker (every day)109285.5
 Occasional smoker (less than daily)18514.5
Heaviness of smoking index
 Low72857.0
 Medium/high54943.0
  • Heaviness of smoking index calculated from daily cigarette consumption and the time to first cigarette after waking (scores of 0–2 were classified as low, 3–6 as high).19