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Table 3 Self-reported quit attempts (number and duration) and changes insmoking behaviours of participants at 3 months

From: A randomised controlled trial of a smoking cessation intervention delivered by dental hygienists: a feasibility study

  Number (%) of Participants
Quit attempts: All n = 87 Intervention n = 43 Control n = 44 p-value 95% CI (I-C)
In last 3 months 43 (49%) 24 (56%) 19 (43%) 0.235 (-8, 34)%
2 or more 27 (31%) 14 (33%) 13 (30%) 0.761 (-16, 23)%
24 hours or more* 40 (47%) 23 (55%) 17 (39%) 0.129 (-5, 37)%
1 week or more 24 (28%) 16 (37%) 8 (18%) 0.043 (1, 37)%
Other changes:      
Delay Smoking for >5 min 78 (90%) 40 (93%) 38 (86%) 0.303 (-6, 19)%
Inhale Less of a Cigarette 21 (24%) 12 (28%) 9 (18%) 0.415 (-11, 25)%
Smoke Less of a Cigarette 44 (51%) 24 (56%) 20 (45%) 0.331 (-11, 31)%
Changed to Low Tar Cigarettes 19 (22%) 12 (28%) 7 (16%) 0.172 (-5, 29)%
Reduced Number of Cigarettes per day 55 (63%) 35 (81%) 20 (45%) <0.001 (17, 55)%