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Table 2 Smoking-related characteristics of the newly-diagnosed PTB patients recruited from Tehran, Iran during 2012–2013

From: A randomized controlled trial of smoking cessation methods in patients newly-diagnosed with pulmonary tuberculosis

Factor Control Brief advice Combine intervention p-value
Smoking initiation age 21.77 ± 7.43 22.26 ± 9.47 22.67 ± 9.90 0.94
Smoking status
 Daily 55 (90.2 %) 59 (95.2 %) 55 (91.7 %) 0.56
 Occasional 6 (9.8 %) 3 (4.8 %) 5 (8.3 %)
Smoking Cause
 Relaxation 7 (11.7 %) 6 (9.8 %) 2 (3.3 %) 0.47
 Enjoyment 0 (0 %) 2 (3.3 %) 2 (3.3 %)
 Addiction 25 (41.7 %) 29 (47.5 %) 30 (50.0 %)
 Habitual 28 (46.7 %) 24 (39.3 %) 26 (43.0 %)
Number of daily cigarettes 15.30 ± 10.45 15.66 ± 10.98 17.02 ± 10.87 0.62
PYa 20.02 ± 17.39 20.04 ± 20.58 22.11 ± 21.19 0.89
Fgb 6.43 ± 2.88 5.76 ± 2.47 6.71 ± 2.54 0.6
Hookah consumption
 Yes 15 (24.6 %) 14 (22.6 %) 16 (26.7 %) 0.38
 No 46 (75.4 %) 48 (77.4 %) 44 (73.3 %)
Previous quit attempts
 Yes 39 (63.9 %) 35 (56.5 %) 34 (56.7 %) 0.63
 No 22 (36.1 %) 27 (43.5 %) 26 (43.3 %)
Intention to quit
 Yes 40 (65.6 %) 42 (67.7 %) 34 (56.7 %) 0.41
 No 21 (34.4 %) 20 (32.3 %) 26 (43.3 %)
Intention to quit in next month 26 (42.6 %) 29 (46.8 %) 27 (45.0 %) 0.89
35 (57.4 %) 33 (53.2 %) 33 (55 %)
Quit motivation 6.31 ± 2.38 6.18 ± 2.71 6.58 ± 2.34 0.67
Quit insurance 5.57 ± 2.36 5.10 ± 2.47 5.51 ± 2.31 0.43
Pre intervention Pico 7.49 ± 2.23 7.17 ± 2.30 7.66 ± 2.19 0.53
  1. aPack/Year: calculated by multiplying the number of packs of cigarettes smoked per day by the number of years the subject has smoked
  2. bFagerstrom score: a scale for measuring nicotine dependency