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Table 3 Description of Nicotine Patch Usage

From: Does the number of free nicotine patches given to smokers calling a quitline influence quit rates: results from a quasi-experimental study

Number of free nicotine patches provided Group 1
2-week supply
Group 2
4-week supply
Group 3
6-week supply contingent upon first 2-weeks of use
Group 4
6-week supply
Group 5
8-week supply
Number completed surveys 338 406 332 884 486
% Received free patches 97.9% 94.1% 98.2% 98.9% 98.6%
% Used any of the free patches 84.3% 82.3% 88.6% 88.9% 87.8%
Number of patches used†      
   0 patches 14.3% 15.2% 11.7% 11.4% 2.6%
   1-7 patches 22.9% 24.9% 19.4% 16.9% 17.6%
   8-14 patches 61.6% 43.0% 52.8% 10.6% 9.5%
   15-28 patches 0.9% 12.6% 10.8% 22.0% 16.2%
   29-42 patches 0.3% 3.4% 3.7% 39.2% 16.9%
   43 + patches 0.0% 0.8% 1.5% 11.4% 37.1%
   % Purchased additional NRT† 26.0% 17.0% 17.8% 2.8% 3.1%
  1. † Chi-square test: p-value < 0.01.