Table 1 Characteristics of the study population at baseline
SociodemographicsIntervention (nā€Š=ā€Š1000)Comparison (nā€Š=ā€Š377)p Value
Gender (female)65.3%62.1%NS
Age (mean, years)48.349.7NS
Indigenous (Australian Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander)1.1%2.4%NS
Left school at 15 years or less25.7%25.7%
Left school after age 1538.0%35.3%
Still studying1.9%2.4%
Bachelor degree or higher4.8%4.8%
Smoking behaviour at baseline
Years smoked (mean (SD))30.8 (14.0)31.7 (14.4)NS
Cigarettes per day (mean (SD))24.9 (9.8)23.5 (9.4)<0.05
First cigarette of day (within 30 minutes of waking)87.3%82.4%<0.05
Previous quitting experience at baseline
Ever tried to quit (% yes)95.0%95.0%NS
Made serious attempt to quit in past year (% yes)49.6%56.0%<0.05
Ever contacted quitline (% yes)37.9%35.5%NS