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Table 4 Follow-up, continuity to medication and weight gain status of the control and intervention groups by the end of first and third montha-d

From: WhatsApp embedded in routine service delivery for smoking cessation: effects on abstinence rates in a randomized controlled study

  Intervention Control (ref) OR (95% CI)
n (%)b n (%)b
First montha
 Adequate total follow-up (n = 132) 23 (52.3) 29 (33.0) 2.45 (1.14–5.27)c
 Adequate telephone follow up (n = 132) 34 (77.3) 56 (63.6) 1.97 (0.86–4.52)
 Adequate face-to-face follow up (n = 132) 23 (52.3) 26 (29.5) 2.80 (1.30–6.04)c
 Medication continuity (n = 125) 21 (50.0) 29 (34.9) 1.89 (0.88–4.04)
 Weight gain (n = 64)d 12 (57.1) 20 (55.6) 1.07 (0.39–2.89)
Third montha
 Adequate total follow-up (n = 132) 22 (50.0) 21 (23.9) 3,53 (1.59–7.82)c
 Adequate telephone follow up (n = 132) 4 (9.1) 7 (8.0) 1,13 (0.31–4.12)
 Adequate face-to-face follow up (n = 132) 22 (50.0) 26 (29.5) 2,62 (1.21–5.70)c
 Medication continuity (n = 115) 11 (27.5) 8 (10.7) 3,33 (1.19–9.29)c
 Weight gain (n = 64)d 15 (53.6) 19 (52.8) 1,03 (0.38–2.78)
  1. aAdjusted for age and sex, bColumn percent, cp < 0.05, dAnalysis executed only for quitters