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Table 7 Association of demographics and smoking history and total SCAS scores

From: Sensory experiences and cues among E-cigarette users

  Total SCAS score mean ± SD Overall
*p value and **Post Hoc
Gender
 Male − 12.82 ± 4.89 p = 0.506
 Female − 13.43 ± 6.31  
Baseline age
 18–34 − 14.55 ± 5.45 *p = 0.01
 35–44 − 14.00 ± 4.61 **p = 0.012
 45+ − 11.54 ± 6.11  
Residence type
 Rural 2.00 (2.00; 2.00) p = 0.470
 Suburban 2.00 (2.00; 2.00)  
 Urban 2.00 (2.00; 2.00)  
Age began smoking
 < 13 years − 14.00 (− 17.00; − 10.00) 0.384
 14–15 years − 14.00 (− 19.00; − 9.00)  
 16–17 years − 12.00 (− 15.00; − 9.00)  
 18+ years − 13.00 (− 18.00; − 7.00)  
Years smoked
 ≤ 15 years − 14.33 ± 5.24 0.070
 16−25 years − 14.05 ± 5.54  
 26–35 years − 13.32 ± 5.78  
 36+ years − 10.83 ± 5.06  
Daily number of cigarettes smoked
 20 or < − 13.34 ± 5.35 0.859
 21 or > − 13.18 ± 5.68  
Quit attempts
 < 5 times − 13.01 ± 5.23 0.764
 6–10 times − 13.79 ± 5.78  
 11+ times − 12.96 ± 5.73  
  1. *ANOVA: p < 0.05.
  2. **Post hoc tests indicated that those 18–34 years had a lower mean SCAS total score (− 14.55 ± 5.45) indicating more perceived pleasantness compared to 45+ years olds (− 11.54 ± 6.11), p = 0.012.