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Table 1 Description of the simulated scenarios

From: Gains in life expectancy in the Australian population due to reductions in smoking: comparisons between interventions targeting the population versus interventions in a specific high risk group

Scenario Targeted Population Change in smoking behavior
Base scenario Whole population No change in baseline smoking prevalence for both men and women
10% prevalence in Whole population Whole population Prevalence randomly reduced to 10% for both men and women
0% prevalence in Whole population Whole population All smokers in targeted group quit
10% prevalence in homeless Homeless Group Prevalence randomly reduced to 10% for both men and women who are homeless
10% prevalence in both population & homeless Whole population & homeless Group Prevalence randomly reduced to 10% for both men and women in targeted groups
0% prevalence in homeless Homeless Group All smokers in targeted group quit
0% prevalence in both population & homeless Whole population & homeless Group Prevalence reduced to 10% for both men and women in targeted groups
10% prevalence in drug users Drug users Group Prevalence randomly reduced to 10% for both men and women who are drug users
10% prevalence in both population & drug users Whole population & drug users Group Prevalence randomly reduced to 10% for both men and women in targeted groups
0% prevalence in drug users Drug users Group All smokers in targeted group quit
0% prevalence in both population & drug users Whole population & drug users Group All smokers in targeted groups quit
10% prevalence in mentally ill Mentally ill Group Prevalence randomly reduced to 10% for both men and women who are mentally ill
10% prevalence in both population & mentally ill Whole population & mentally ill group Prevalence randomly reduced to 10% for both men and women in targeted groups
0% prevalence in mentally ill Mentally ill Group All smokers in targeted group quit
0% prevalence in both population & mentally ill Whole population & mentally ill group All smokers in targeted groups quit
10% prevalence in low SES Low SES Group Prevalence randomly reduced to 10% for both men and women who belong to low SES group
10% prevalence in both population & low SES group Whole population & low SES group Prevalence randomly reduced to 10% for both men and women in targeted groups
0% prevalence in low SES group Low SES Group All smokers in targeted group quit
0% prevalence in both population & low SES group Whole population & low SES Group All smokers in targeted groups quit
10% prevalence in Indigenous group Indigenous Group Prevalence randomly reduced to 10% for both men and women who are Indigenous
10% prevalence in both population & Indigenous group Whole population & Indigenous group Prevalence randomly reduced to 10% for both men and women in targeted groups
0% prevalence in Indigenous group Indigenous Group All smokers in targeted group quit
0% prevalence in both population & Indigenous group Whole population & Indigenous group All smokers in targeted groups quit