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Table 1 Sample characteristics in row percentage and counts by use of alternative nicotine products (n = 1777)

From: Smokers who have not tried alternative nicotine products: a 2019 survey of adults in Great Britain

Variables Total by variables, % (n) Use of alternative nicotine products Comparison
Never tried Tried or used
27.9% (496) 72.1% (1281)
Gender, % (n)
 Male 45.5 (808) 30.1 (243) 69.9 (565) χ2 (1) = 3.4, p = .064; V = .044
 Female 54.5 (969) 26.1 (253) 73.9 (716)
Age, % (n)
 18–24 14.1 (250) 34.8 (87) 65.2 (163) χ2 (4) = 9.0, p = .060; V = .071
 25–34 15.7 (279) 29.7 (83) 70.3 (196)
 35–44 16.6 (295) 24.7 (73) 75.3 (222)
 45–54 24.1 (429) 25.6 (110) 74.4 (319)
 55+ 29.5 (524) 27.3 (143) 72.7 (381)
Ethnicity, % (n)
 White 91.9 (1632) 27.1 (443) 72.9 (1189) χ 2 (1) = 6.4, p = .01; V = .060
 BME 8.0 (143) 37.1 (53) 62.9 (90)
 Missing* 0.1 (2) (0) (2)  
SES, % (n)
 ABC1 47.4 (843) 30.1 (254) 69.9 (589) χ 2 (1) = 3.9, p = .048; V = .047
 C2DE 52.6 (934) 25.9 (242) 74.1 (692)
Education, % (n)
 Low 31.7 (564) 28.0 (158) 72.0 (406) χ2 (2) = 0.9, p = .65; V = .022
 Medium 44.9 (797) 28.7 (229) 71.3 (568)
 High 23.4 (416) 26.2 (109) 73.8 (307)
Smoking, % (n)
 Non-daily 29.2 (518) 36.3 (188) 63.7 (330) χ 2 (1) = 25.5, p < .001; V = .120
 Daily 70.8 (1259) 24.5 (308) 75.5 (951)
MTSS, % (n)
 Low 50.2 (892) 33.0 (294) 67.0 (598) χ 2 (2) = 24.2, p < .001; V = .117
 Moderate 38.8 (689) 23.8 (164) 76.2 (525)
 Strong 11.0 (196) 19.4 (38) 80.6 (158)
CPD, % (n)
 1–10 46.3 (822) 30.2 (248) 69.8 (574) χ 2 (3) = 23.8, p < .001; V = .122
 11–20 32.1 (570) 19.8 (113) 80.2 (457)
 21–30 9.0 (160) 18.8 (30) 81.2 (130)
 31+ 2.5 (45) 20.0 (9) 80.0 (36)
 Missing* 10.1 (180) 53.3 (96) 46.7 (84)  
TTFC, % (n)
 Within 5 min 16.4 (292) 20.5 (60) 79.5 (232) χ 2 (4) = 75.3, p < .001; V = .206
 6 to 30 min 34.7 (617) 21.4 (132) 78.6 (485)
 31 to 60 min 12.5 (222) 25.2 (56) 74.8 (166)
 After 60 min 24.9 (442) 33.3 (147) 66.7 (295)
 Don’t know 11.5 (204) 49.5 (101) 50.5 (103)
HSI, % (n)
 Low to moderate (0–3) 66.5 (1182) 26.1 (308) 73.9 (874) χ 2 (1) = 6.7, p = .010; V = .067
 High (4–6) 18.3 (325) 19.1 (62) 80.9 (263)
 Missing* 15.2 (270) 46.7 (126) 53.3 (144)  
  1. *Missing data are not included in χ2 tests
  2. Proportion cells in bold are associated with adjusted residuals greater than ± 2.58 (α = 0.01)
  3. BME Black and Minority ethnic group, SES socioeconomic status, MTSS motivation to stop smoking, CPD cigarettes smoked per day, TTFC time to the first cigarette, HSI heaviness of smoking index, a combination of CPD and TTFC [19]