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Table 5 Patient behaviors related to smoking by Country, CV ASPIRE study, Europe, 2011

From: Smoking cessation and the risk of cardiovascular disease outcomes predicted from established risk scores: Results of the Cardiovascular Risk Assessment among Smokers in Primary Care in Europe (CV-ASPIRE) Study

Characteristic Greece (N=571) Italy (N=443) Netherlands (N=425) Total (N=1439)
Fagerström total score, n (%) 552 421 402 1375
Low dependence on nicotine 104 (18.8%) 146 (34.7%) 116 (28.9%) 366 (26.6%)
Moderately dependent on nicotine 239 (43.3%) 179 (42.5%) 205 (51.0%) 623 (45.3%)
Highly dependent on nicotine 209 (37.9%) 96 (22.8%) 81 (20.1%) 386 (28.1%)
Number of years smoking, mean (SD) 31.3 (11.90) 35.5 (12.00) 40.0 (12.21) 35.2 (12.53)
Previously attempted to quit smoking, n (%) 568 441 419 1428
Yes 392 (69.0%) 274 (62.1%) 338 (80.7%) 1004 (70.3%)
No 176 (31.0%) 167 (37.9%) 81 (19.3%) 424 (29.7%)
Number of previous attempts to quit, mean (SD) 2.7 (2.50) 3.0 (3.18) 3.0 (2.87) 2.9 (2.83)
Previous cessation support methods used, n (%) 544 404 396 1344
None 449 (82.5%) 328 (81.2%) 254 (64.1%) 1031 (76.7%)
Nicotine replacement therapy 56 (10.3%) 47 (11.6%) 98 (24.7%) 201 (15.0%)
Behavioral therapy 15 (2.8%) 17 (4.2%) 9 (2.3%) 41 (3.1%)
Alternative medicine 20 (3.7%) 19 (4.7%) 30 (7.6%) 69 (5.1%)
Prescription medicine 29 (5.3%) 6 (1.5%) 35 (8.8%) 70 (5.2%)
Other 5 (0.9%) 11 (2.7%) 17 (4.3%) 33 (2.5%)
Currently interested in quitting smoking, n (%) 562 438 416 1416
Yes 468 (83.3%) 280 (63.9%) 290 (69.7%) 1038 (73.3%)
No 94 (16.7%) 158 (36.1%) 126 (30.3%) 378 (26.7%)
Interest shown in the following cessation support methods, n (%) 537 326 348 1211
None 177 (33.0%) 118 (36.2%) 101 (29.0%) 396 (32.7%)
Nicotine replacement therapy 59 (11.0%) 47 (14.4%) 81 (23.3%) 187 (15.4%)
Behavioral therapy 122 (22.7%) 85 (26.1%) 43 (12.4%) 250 (20.6%)
Alternative medicine 24 (4.5%) 30 (9.2%) 18 (5.2%) 72 (5.9%)
Prescription medicine 212 (39.5%) 92 (28.2%) 114 (32.8%) 418 (34.5%)
Other 12 (2.2%) 10 (3.1%) 33 (9.5%) 55 (4.5%)