TABLE 4

Accommodation to healthcare costs

Low-income smokers (<USD15000 per year)Higher-income smokers (>USD15000 per year)p-value
In the last year, because of the expense or lack of coverage, have you …
 Not gone to your doctor when you needed to115<0.0001
 Not filled a prescription106<0.0001
 Stretched out a prescription medication by taking less of it or less often than it was prescribed970.005
 Not gone to the hospital when you needed to61<0.0001
 Gone to an emergency room to be treated92<0.0001
 One or more of the above2514<0.0001

Data are presented as %, unless otherwise stated.