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Table 1 Demographics of Patients Receiving Care at the Salvation Army Smoking Cessation Clinic*

From: Evaluation of a student-run smoking cessation clinic for a medically underserved population

  N (%)   N (%)
Men 140 (54.5) Other Smoker in Household 67 (26.1)
Women 113 (44)   
Education Tobacco Products
<8th grade 3 (11.7) Cigarettes 251 (97.7)
>8th grade 2 (0.1) Pipe 1 (0.1)
Some High School 18 (7) Cigar 6 (2.3)
High School Degree 101 (39.3) Snuff 2 (0.1)
Technical Degree 75 (29.2) Chew 6 (2.3)
College Degree 41 (15.9) Major Stressors
Graduate Degree 8 (3.2) Death 30 (11.7)
Other 3 (1.2) Loss of relationship 25 (9.2)
Employment Divorce/Separation 17 (6.6)
Health Care 15 (5.8) Health 57 (22.2)
Professional 11 (4.3) Job 28 (10.9)
White Collar 29 (11.3) Move 19 (7.4)
Blue Collar 67 (26.1) Legal 17 (6.6)
Homemakers 4 (1.5) Other 68 (26.5)
Unemployed 55 (21.4) None 71 (27.7)
Retired 14 (5.4) Depression
Student 13 (5.1) >2 wks/yr with sad feelings 108 (42)
Other 49 (19.1) >2 yrs with sad feelings 90 (35.1)
Ethnicity Sad most of this year 77 (30)
Native American 9 (3.5) Treated for depression 117 (45.5)
Asian 0 Motivation
African American 9 (3.5) None 0
Hispanic 4 (1.6) Some 45 (17.5)
White 227 (88.0) Very 205 (79.8)
Other 1 (0.1) Previous Cessation Techniques
Medical History/Complaints Abrupt cessation 152 (59.1)
Angina 13 (5.1) Self-help 55 (21.4)
Asthma 59 (23) Counseling 30 (11.7)
Cancer 16 (6.2) Reduction 78 (30.3)
Chest Pain 57 (22.2) Hypnosis 29 (11.3)
Bronchitis 49 (19.1) Acupuncture 9 (3.5)
Diabetes 17 (6.6) Formal program 22 (8.6)
Emphysema 16 (6.2) Inpatient program 4 (1.6)
Cough/Chest Colds 84 (32.7) Nicotine gum 93 (36.2)
MI 11 (4.3) Nicotine patches 153 (59.5)
Morning Cough 133 (52) Bupropion 80 (31.1)
Other 3 (1.2) Group therapy 9 (3.5)
   Nicotine nasal spray 6 (2.3)
   Nicotine inhaler 54 (21)
  1. * Data is from January 2005 - March 2009 (N = 257)
  2. ± All patients who used another form of tobacco other than cigarettes also concurrently used cigarettes.