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Table 3 Physicians' tobacco-related practices in a typical office visit

From: Hispanic physicians' tobacco intervention practices: a cross-sectional survey study

Intervention Frequency and percent of physicians who perform the intervention with:
  >80% of patients 61–80% of patients 41–60% of patients 20–40% of patients <20% of patients
Ask about smoking status (20) 44.4% (10) 22.2% (5) 11.1% (4) 8.9% (6) 13.3%
Advise smoking patients to quit (19) 42.2% (8) 17.8% (5) 11.1% (5) 11.1% (7) 15.6%
Assist smoking patients (11) 24.4% (6) 13.3% (7) 15.6% (4) 8.9% (16) 35.6%
Arrange follow-up for smoking patients (2) 4.4% (4) 8.9% (3) 6.7% (4) 8.9% (30) 66.7%
Prescribe NRT or other treatment (0) 0.0% (0) 0.0% (6) 13.3% (10) 22.2% (29) 64.4%
Use/refer behavioral change programs (2) 4.4% (0) 0.0% (3) 6.7% (7) 15.6% (33) 73.3%
Ask patients about exposure to ETS (7) 15.6% (2) 4.4% (3) 6.7% (11) 24.4% (22) 48.9%
Assist patients exposed to ETS (3) 6.7% (2) 4.4% (5) 11.1% (6) 13.3% (28) 62.2%