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Table 1 Demographic and smoking characteristics for the pooled sample at baseline and follow-up

From: The effect of linking community health centers to a state-level smoker's quitline on rates of cessation assistance

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
  1. 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.