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Table 1 Characteristics of the sample by smoking status

From: Smokers’ interest in a lung cancer screening programme: a national survey in England

  All (n = 1445) Never smokers (n = 759) Current smokers (n = 313) Former smokers (n = 373)
Gender, % (n)
 Male 49.3 (712) 44.0 (334)b 55.9 (175)b 54.4 (203)b
 Female 50.7 (733) 56.0 (425) 44.1 (138) 45.6 (170)
Age, mean (SD) 60.4 (6.3) 60.1 (6.3) 59.2 (6.3) 61.8 (6.1)
Marital status, % (n)
 Married/Cohabiting 61.7 (892) 65.3 (496)b 48.2 (151)b 65.7 (245)b
 Single/Divorced/Separated/Widowed 38.3 (553) 34.7 (263) 51.8 (162) 34.3 (128)
Ethnicity, % (n)
 White 92.9 (1342) 89.3 (678)b 95.5 (299)b 97.9 (365)b
 Not White 6.9 (100) 10.4 (79) 4.5 (14) 1.9 (7)
 Refused 0.2 (3) 0.3 (2) 0.0 (0) 0.3 (1)
Education level, % (n)
 Degree 20.2 (292) 26.2 (199)b 10.2 (32)b 16.4 (61)b
 A-levels/further/equivalent 22.6 (327) 24.0 (182) 16.9 (53) 24.7 (92)
 CSEs/O-levels/equivalent 28.3 (409) 26.0 (197) 33.5 (105) 28.7 (107)
 No formal qualifications 26.1 (377) 21.2 (161) 36.4 (114) 27.3 (102)
 Don’t know/Refused 2.8 (40) 2.6 (20) 2.9 (9) 2.9 (11)
Cancer experience, % (n)
 Yes (friends/family) 70.2 (1014) 68.8 (522) 69.0 (216) 74.0 (276)
 No 28.2 (407) 30.0 (228) 29.1 (91) 23.6 (88)
 Don’t know/Refused 1.7 (35) 1.2 (9) 1.9 (6) 2.4 (9)
Quit confidence, % (n)
 Extremely high 4.2 (13)
 Very high 10.2 (32)
 Quite high 20.1 (63)
 Not very high 21.7 (68)
 Low 13.7 (43)
 Very low 26.2 (82)
 Don’t know/Refused 3.8 (12)
  1. % totals may not be exactly 100 due to rounding
  2. aχ2, p < .01, b χ2, p < .001