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Table 1 Self-Audit score according to hospitals' characteristics before (2005) and after (2007) the implementation of the Spanish tobacco law.

From: Tobacco control policies in hospitals before and after the implementation of a national smoking ban in Catalonia, Spain

  2005 2007   
  Mean 95% CI Mean 95% CI p* % Increase
Overall score (n = 32) 52.4 (45.4–59.5) 71.6 (67.0–76.2) < 0.01 36.7
Level of health care       
General hospital (n = 13) 46.0 (33.3–58.6) 68.1 (59.1–77.3) < 0.01 48.0
Reference hospital (n = 12) 54.7 (40.7–68.5) 74.2 (68.0–80.4) < 0.05 35.6
High technology hospital (n = 7) 60.6 (52.2–68.9) 73.5 (61.3–85.8) < 0.05 21.4
Beds       
≤ 300 (n = 16) 52.4 (41.6–63.2) 69.1 (61.4–76.8) < 0.01 16.7
> 300 (n = 16) 52.5 (42.1–63.0) 74.1 (68.4–79.8) < 0.01 41.1
Staff       
≤ 700 (n = 14) 47.4 (33.7–61.1) 71.7 (62.7–80.8) < 0.01 51.3
> 700 (n = 18) 56.4 (48.7–64.0) 71.5 (66.3–76.7) < 0.01 26.7
Tobacco prevalence       
< 30% (n = 6) 43.4 (22.9–63.9) 71.7 (62.6–80.7) < 0.05 65.2
30–34% (n = 16) 63.4 (56.9–70.0) 74.6 (67.0–82.2) < 0.05 17.6
35–39% (n = 7) 35.8 (17.1–54.6) 61.7 (53.0–70.3) < 0.05 72.2
≥ 40% (n = 3) 50.7 (-2.8–104) 78.8 (60.8–96.7) NS 55.4
Years of adscription (in 2007)       
≤ 4 years (n = 15) 40.4 (29.0–51.9) 70.4 (62.3–78.4) < 0.01 74.2
> 4 years (n = 17) 63.0 (57.4–68.7) 72.7 (66.7–78.5) < 0.05 15.3
  1. CI: confidence interval
  2. NS: no statistically significant p > 0.05
  3. * p-value for Wilcoxon's signed rank test