Table 2

Characteristics of smokers who set a quit date with stop smoking services before and after the implementation of the ‘opt-out’ referral pathway

CharacteristicBefore
(N=57)
After
(N=121)
t-test/χ2 (p value)
Age26.025.8t=0.1226,
Median (IQR)(22.7–30.3)(21.9–30.2)(p=0.9026)
IMD quintile, n (%)
 1 (least deprived)2 (3.5)1 (0.8)χ2=2.8263 (p=0.587)
 24 (7.0)7 (5.8)
 310 (17.5)15 (12.5)
 417 (29.8)39 (32.5)
 5 (most deprived)24 (42.1)58 (48.3)*
  • *Data on index of multiple deprivation (IMD) quintiles were not available for one of the women.