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Table 9 Reduction and cessation outcomes for short length programme compared to standard length programme

From: A mixed methods feasibility study of nicotine-assisted smoking reduction programmes delivered by community pharmacists – The RedPharm study

Outcome Short length programme (n = 34) Standard length programme (n = 34)  
    RR (95%CI) RD (95% CI)
Any sustained reduction (n) 4 2 2.00 (0.46, 8.95) 0.06 (−0.09, 0.22)
>50% sustained reduction (n) 3 1 3.00 (0.45, 20.44) 0.06 (−0.07, 0.20)
Floating 4 week cessation (n) 3 3 1.00 (0.24, 4.10) 0.00 (−0.16, 0.16)
Floating 6 months cessation (n) 0 0 N/A N/A
    Mean difference (SD) P
Mean (SD) change in cpd baseline – 12 months (baseline carried forward) −2.29 (7.9) −2.26 (5.4) −0.03 (1.65) 0.98
Mean (SD) change in cpd baseline – 12 months (last observation carried forward) −6.24 (8.81) −8.41 (9.22) 2.17 (2.19) 0.32
Median (range) change in cpd baseline – 12 months (baseline carried forward) 0 (−30, 20) 0 (−20, 0)   
Median (range) change in cpd baseline – 12 months (last observation carried forward) −5 (−30, 20) −8 (−35, 18)