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Table 1 Sample characteristics and attitudes towards e-cigarettes among BTOG members overall

From: Electronic cigarettes: a survey of perceived patient use and attitudes among members of the British thoracic oncology group

Variable Participants n (%)
Age  
  18-29 5 (3.4)
  30-49 89 (60.5)
  50-69 50 (34.0)
  70 or above 3 (2.0)
Gender  
  Female 95 (64.6)
  Male 52 (35.4)
Employment field  
  Clinical oncology 26 (17.7)
  Clinical trials 4 (2.7)
  Lecturer/educator 1 (0.7)
  Medical oncology 11 (7.5)
  Nursing 52 (35.4)
  Palliative care 1 (0.7)
  Pathology 1 (0.7)
  Respiratory 31 (21.1)
  Research/science 4 (2.7)
  Surgery 10 (6.8)
  Other 6 (4.1)
Smoking status  
  Never 103 (70.1)
  Ever 44 (29.9)
E-cigarette usea  
  Never 132 (90.4)
  Ever 14 (9.6)
Perceived e-cigarette harma  
  More harmful than regular cigarettes 3 (2.1)
  Equally harmful to regular cigarettes 14 (9.6)
  Less harmful than regular cigarettes 100 (68.5)
  Don’t know 29 (19.9)
  1. aFigures do not equate to 147 due to some missing data