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Table 2 Smoking data for all study participants

From: Atomoxetine treatment for nicotine withdrawal: a pilot double-blind, placebo-controlled, fixed-dose study in adult smokers

Characteristics Atomoxetine arm (N = 9) Placebo arm (N = 8) P value
Length of every day smoking, years:    
Mean (SD) 20.9 (11.3) 23.1 (8.4) 0.655
Range 5 to 40 11 to 36  
Number of cigarettes per day, n (%):    
Mean (SD) 19.1 (5.5) 19.1 (5.0) 0.979
Range 11 to 27.5 12 to 27  
Age of smoking initiation, years:    0.984
Mean (SD) 16.3 (2.8) 16.4 (5.8)  
Range 13 to 21 11 to 29  
Number of quitting attempts:    
Mean (SD) 4.7 (3.2) 5.9 (5.8) 0.596
Range 2 to 10 2 to 20  
Median length of the recent attempt to quit smoking, days:    
Median 3 13 0.409
Range 2 to 3,600 3 to 180  
Percentile 25 2 7  
Percentile 50 3 13.8  
Percentile 75 510 120  
Median of average length of quitting attempts, days:    
Median 60 19.3 0.630
Range 2 to 7,200 1 to 360  
Percentile 25 2.25 11.4  
Percentile 50 60 19.3  
Percentile 75 2,205 78  
Previous use of smoking cessation medications, n (%): 8 (88.9%) 7 (87.5%) 1.000
Help of smoking cessation medication, n (%): 6 (66.7%)a 7 (87.5%)a 0.467
  1. aOne smoker from atomoxetine treatment group and one smoker from placebo group did not use any medication for smoking cessation.