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Table 1 Sample characteristics and smoking variables in opiate-dependent patients in maintenance treatment (n = 103)

From: The barriers to smoking cessation in Swiss methadone and buprenorphine-maintained patients

  n % mean; SD
Male 78 76  
Female 25 24  
Age    33.8; 7.4
Maintenance Substances
Treated with buprenorphine 14 13.6  
Treated with methadone, out of them: 89 86  
   - in fluid form 77 86.5  
   - in form of suppositoria 11 12.4  
   - in form of tablettes 1 1.1  
Stages of change
   - precontemplation stage 74 71.9  
   - contemplation stage 18 17.5  
   - preparation stage 3 2.9  
   - maintenance stage 4 3.9  
   - action stage 4 3.9  
Smoking Variables
Current smokers   93  
Former smokers   10  
Never smokers - - -
Number of cigarettes smoked per day, pcs    
   - 0–10 16 15.5  
   - 11–20 36 35  
   - 21–30 38 37  
   - >30 10 10  
FTND score    
   - 0–2 (low)   17  
   - 3–5 (moderate)   28  
   - 6–7 (strong)   40  
   - 8–10 (very strong).   15