TABLE 4

Descriptive Statistics for Participants Grouped According to Physician Communication Status

Dependent VariablePhysician Communication, Mean (SD)
Neither Screened nor AdvisedScreened OnlyAdvised OnlyScreened and Advised
Social valuea0.82 (0.67)0.81 (0.67)0.70 (0.64)0.72 (0.66)
Dangerousness of smokingb2.59 (0.71)2.58 (0.76)2.63 (0.71)2.64 (0.67)
Tobacco-related damageb2.42 (0.87)2.43 (0.86)2.43 (0.86)2.49 (0.84)
Intentions to smoke during the next yeara0.49 (0.94)0.54 (1.00)0.39 (0.86)0.53 (1.00)
Intentions to smoke cigarettes 5 y from nowa0.42 (0.81)0.47 (0.89)0.30 (0.69)0.47 (0.88)
Amount of current smokinga0.78 (0.93)0.99 (0.93)0.93 (0.97)1.15 (1.02)
No. of previous quit attemptsb1.30 (1.12)1.69 (1.13)1.43 (1.22)1.44 (1.17)
  • a Lower scores represent better outcomes.

  • b Higher scores represent better outcomes.