Table 1

Smoking-related characteristics of users of public health centre-based Smoking Cessation Clinics and smokers in the general population in Korea, 2009

CharacteristicClinic users (N=354 554)Smokers in the general population* (N=1661)
Proportion of females (%)10.315.8
Mean age of users (years)44.145.4
Mean age at smoking start (years)20.319.9
Average number of cigarettes per day20.015.5
Mean duration of smoking (years)24.416.8
Past quit attempts (%)76.557.2
  • * Korea Health Statistics 2009: Korea National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (KNHANES IV-3).3