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Table 1 Shows background data

From: “Right to recommend, wrong to require”- an empirical and philosophical study of the views among physicians and the general public on smoking cessation as a condition for surgery

  Orthopaedic surgeons: GPs + others: General public:
Response rate (total number) 58.4% (232) 58% (231) 53.8% (261)
Median age (range) 54 (33–80) 59 (30–77) 53 (17–81)
Sex (male/female) 84.1%/15.9% 55.4%/44.6% 41%/59%
Proportion current smokers (total number) 0.4% (1) 1.3% (3) 8.3% (21)