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Table 1 Patients’ characteristics at admission

From: Effectiveness of pharmacologic therapies on smoking cessation success: three years results of a smoking cessation clinic

  Treatments
Parameters Varenicline (n = 166) Bupropion (n = 148) NRT (n = 108) p
Age, years (mean ± SD) 39 ± 9 36 ± 11 38 ± 12 0.86
Female/Male 36/130 37/111 30/78 0.50
Smoking start age, years 16 ± 4 16 ± 5 16 ± 5 0.92
Cigarettes pack/day, mean ±SD 1.4 ± 0.56 1.2 ± 0.47 1.1 ± 0.53 0.003
Smoking pack/years 30.3 ± 20.9 22.9 ± 15.9 25.1 ± 18.6 0.001
mean ± SD
Smoking start reasons     
Imitating/curiosity 70/57 74/43 38/45 0.02
Marital status (Single/Married) 21/145 36/112 19/89 0.02
Patient request to quit smoking 158 146 103 0.08
Educational status 45 33 37 0.04
   Primary school 55 49 37
   High school 66 66 34
   University    
FTND score, mean ± SD 7.1 ± 2.4 6.4 ± 2.4 5.4 ± 2.6 0.001
  1. FTND; Fagerström test for nicotine dependence.