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Table 2 Scores according to standards of the SAQ 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   
Standard Maximum Score available Mean 95%CI Mean 95%CI p* % Increase
Commitment 15 9.1 (8.1–10.0) 11.1 (10.1–12.0) < 0.01 22.5
Communication 3 2.3 (1.9–2.7) 2.7 (2.6–2.9) < 0.01 18.4
Education and training 12 4.8 (3.6–6.0) 7.1 (6.1–7.0) < 0.01 47.6
Identification and cessation support 24 8.7 (8.7–12.8) 12.8 (10.5–15.7) < 0.01 47.1
Tobacco control 6 4.7 (4.1–5.5) 5.7 (5.4–6.0) < 0.05 21.2
Environment 12 10.1 (9.1–11.2) 11.8 (11.7–12.0) < 0.01 16.8
Healthy workplace 18 7.4 (5.6–9.2) 13.2 (12.0–14.5) < 0.01 78.3
Health promotion 6 2.1 (1.3–2.9) 3.3 (2.5–4.2) < 0.05 57.1
Follow-up 6 3.7 (2.8–4.6) 5.1 (4.6–5.8) < 0.05 37.8
  1. CI: confidence interval
  2. * p-value for Wilcoxon's signed rank test