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Table 2 Background characteristics of three groups as analysed (means except where stated, with SDs in parentheses)

From: Acupressure for smoking cessation – a pilot study

  group A group B group C
n 6 6 7
males (n) 4 1 0
age in years 51.0 (7.9) 39.8 (18.2) 44.4 (8.4)
initial expired CO 23.7 (12.3) 17.2 (4.5) 19.5 (7.8)
cigs/day 17.5 (6.1) 16.5 (4.4) 17.5 (3.3)
years smoking 34.3 (6.3) 21.0 (11.4) 24.8 (11.2)
quit attempts 4.8 (6.7) 6.8 (6.9) 3.3 (1.9)
quits last 6 mo 0.5 1.0 0.4
live alone (n) 2 1 0
smoker in home (n) 1 1 1
modified Fagerstrom: max score 10 4.7 (1.6) 4.3 (1.5) 6.0 (2.0)
used NRT patch (n) 6 4 7
used 2 forms of NRT (n) 6 2 6
  1. NRT = nicotine replacement therapy