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Table 3 Logistic models predicting recent quitters' use of cold turkey, NRT, GP advice, and prescribed medication

From: Use and perceived helpfulness of smoking cessation methods: results from a population survey of recent quitters

Outcome Predictor OR (95% CI)
Cold turkey Age (yrs)  
(n = 1028) 51+ 1
  31-50 1.18 (0.87-1.59)
  18-30 2.28 (1.55-3.35)
  SES  
  Low 1
  Mod-high 1.42 (1.08-1.87)
  Quit duration  
  0-6 mths 1
  7-12 mths 1.66 (1.24-2.22)
NRT Age (yrs)  
(n = 1067) 18-30 1
  31-50 2.26 (1.55-3.30)
  51+ 2.33 (1.58-3.44)
  Quit duration  
  7-12 mths 1
  0-6 mths 1.39 (1.04-1.85)
GP advice Age (yrs)  
(n = 1054) 18-30 1
  31-50 1.99 (1.30-3.06)
  51+ 3.21 (2.10-4.91)
  Education  
  High 1
  Low 1.56 (1.16-2.09)
  Quit duration  
  7-12 mths 1
  0-6 mths 1.37 (1.003-1.86)
Prescribed medication Age (yrs)  
(n = 1055) 18-30 1
  31-50 2.44 (1.34-4.43)
  51+ 3.70 (2.05-6.67)
  Education  
  High 1
  Low 1.69 (1.16-2.47)
  Quit duration  
  7-12 mths 1
  0-6 mths 2.34 (1.52-3.61)
  1. Note. OR = Odds Ratio; CI = Confidence Interval; Edu = Education (low = less than Year 12, high = some or completed tertiary); SES = socio-economic status.