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Table 4 Data comparison between Pre-test and Post-test, by country

From: Effects of a Fact Sheet on beliefs about the harmfulness of alternative nicotine delivery systems compared with cigarettes

Question Australia (n = 170) Sweden (n = 187) UK (n = 101) US (n = 59)
Survey 1 Survey 2 Survey 1 Survey 2 Survey 1 Survey2 Survey1 Survey 2
Intention to quit, (% of total)   ***^   NS   NS   NS
Not thinking of quitting 31.2 26.6 46.0 39.0 73.1 63.3 72.9 69.5
Thinking of quitting, but not in the next month 16.5 17.3 42.8 44.4 9.9 9.9 22.0 20.3
Planning to quit in the next month 52.4 32.7 11.2 14.4 16.8 18.8 5.1 10.2
Already quit 23.5 2.1 6.9 0
% correct perception of harmfulness of NRT vs cigarettes (If answered ‘a lot less harmful’) 42.9 52.8*! 39.6 42.8NS 55.5 65.4NS 22.0 30.5NS
% correct perception of harmfulness of ST vs cigarettes(If answered ‘a lot less harmful’) 7.7 35.8***! 14.4 28.3*** 21.8 53.5*** 6.8 27.1**
% Likely to use NRT (next try to quit) 56.3 52.5 NS! 70.8 55.4NS 64.4 75.3* 28.8 63.5***
% Likely to try ST (if available) 26.5 47.2***! 15.1 Not asked 50.5 79.2*** 28.8 45.8*
Knowledge score (0–5, mean) 2.06 2.47***# 2.4 2.8*** 2.2 2.5* 2.1 2.4 NS
  1. Notes: *Significant at p < 0.05;**p < 0.01;***p < 0.001;NS = not significant . ^asymptotic symmetry tests; !McNemar tests; # Paired t test results for knowledge scores.