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Table 2 Sample description overall and by ever diagnosis, past-year treatment and past-month distress, weighted

From: Mental health and smoking cessation—a population survey in England

Characteristic   Total Ever diagnosis Past-year treatment Past-month distress
No Yes No Yes None Moderate Serious
Ever diagnosis, %   40.2 0 100 21.4 59.2 90.6
Past-year treatment, %   25.9 64.5 9.9 39.6 75.3
Past-month distress, % Moderate 28.3 19.3 41.6 23.1 43.3
Serious 11.7 1.8 26.4 3.9 33.8
Age, % 16–24 19.0 18.2 20.2 18.6 20.1 14.4 25.3 27.5
25–34 26.8 25.3 29.0 26.0 29.0 25.5 29.0 27.9
35–44 20.2 19.9 20.7 20.1 20.7 19.9 21.2 19.7
45–54 17.1 17.4 16.5 17.3 16.5 19.6 12.7 14.3
55–64 10.2 10.7 9.4 10.2 10.0 11.6 8.0 8.6
≥ 65 6.7 8.5 4.0 7.8 3.7 8.9 3.9 2.0
Gender, %1 Men 51.8 58.4 42.0 56.8 37.5 55.3 50.8 36.5
Women 48.2 41.6 58.0 43.2 62.5 44.7 49.2 63.5
Occupational grade, %2 AB 17.9 20.4 14.2 19.8 12.4 20.1 16.4 10.3
C1 25.1 26.0 23.7 26.6 21.1 26.7 23.7 20.6
C2 25.4 28.0 21.7 27.0 20.9 25.8 26.3 21.8
D 18.2 17.5 19.2 17.8 19.4 18.0 17.3 21.4
E 13.3 8.0 21.1 8.8 26.1 9.4 16.3 25.9
Smoking, % Daily 67.4 67.1 67.9 67.3 67.8 66.8 66.9 71.6
Non-daily 10.9 11.5 10.0 11.3 10.0 10.9 11.0 10.3
Stopped last year 21.7 21.4 22.1 21.5 22.2 22.3 22.0 18.1
Type of cigarette, % Manufactured 47.4 51.7 41.1 50.4 39.1 50.8 44.5 37.3
Roll-your-own 43.0 5.3 6.3 5.0 7.6 4.7 6.9 8.0
Mix 5.7 39.0 48.9 40.3 50.6 40.2 45.8 50.5
Unknown 3.9 4.0 3.7 4.3 2.6 4.3 2.9 4.2
Time since most recent quit attempt, % < 1 month 16.1 15.7 16.6 15.1 18.7 16.1 15.6 16.8
1 to 6 months 47.2 46.6 48.0 47.5 46.0 44.8 50.8 50.8
> 6 months 36.8 37.7 35.4 37.3 35.3 39.1 33.7 32.4
Unplanned quit attempt, %   51.7 51.3 52.2 52.2 50.1 51.8 49.1 57.6
Stopped without cutting down, %   53.8 52.5 55.7 54.6 51.4 54.4 51.9 54.7
Strength of urges to smoke, M (SD)   1.75 (1.20) 1.65 (1.15) 1.89 (1.26) 1.68 (1.16) 1.94 (1.28) 1.64 (1.14) 1.82 (1.22) 2.10 (1.36)
Npast-year quit attempts, M (SD)   1.78 (5.17) 1.78 (5.48) 1.78 (4.68) 1.78 (5.47) 1.77 (4.21) 1.70 (5.44) 1.97 (5.51) 1.69 (1.88)
  1. Unweighted n = 1956
  2. 1A provided third option was not used by anyone in the included sample
  3. 2AB: higher or intermediate managerial, administrative or professional occupation; C1: supervisory or clerical and junior managerial, administrative or professional; C2: skilled manual workers; D: semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; E: state pensioners, casual and lowest grade workers, unemployed with state benefits only