Table 1.

Comparison of Groups at Baseline—Smoking Characteristics

CHG (n = 153)MHG (n = 164)CG (n = 162)
 1. Years of smoking9.37  ± 6.610.28  ± 5.79.96  ± 6.9
 2. Cigarettes per day13.32  ± 8.315.01  ± 9.712.99  ± 8.4
 3. Time to first cigarette of the day (minutes)49.01  ± 8155.40  ± 8774.63  ± 125
 4. Prior quit attempts2.44  ± 2.62.36  ± 2.93.4  ± 1.2
 5. Nicotine Dependence Questionnaire score:10.54  ± 6.210.48  ± 6.39.44  ± 6.2
 6. Baseline knowledge (mean % correct):65  ± 1565  ± 1464  ± 14
 7. State of change (%):
   Precontemplator464856
   Contemplator383728
   Preparation161517
 8. Currently pregnant (%)3.33.03.7
 9. Estimated % of friends who smoke
 a. None8.65.56.2
 b. 25% to 50%4343.949
 c. 75% to all48.450.744.7
10. % of household members (>15 years) who smoke (other than subject)666566
  • Values are mean ± SD, or %.

    No significant differences between groups.