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Table 1 Sample characteristics

From: Increasing smoking cessation care across a network of hospitals: an implementation study

   Period
Variable Baseline (n = 560) Intervention (n = 1036) Follow-up (n = 476) p Total (N = 2072)a
Hospital group Group A 218 (39 %) 417 (40 %) 203 (43 %) 0.7116 838 (40 %)
  Group B 99 (18 %) 189 (18 %) 87 (18 %)   375 (18 %)
  Group C 243 (43 %) 430 (42 %) 186 (39 %)   859 (41 %)
Gender Male 318 (57 %) 616 (59 %) 269 (57 %) 0.4328 1203 (58 %)
Aboriginal status Aboriginal/Torres Strait Islander 58 (10 %) 103 (9.9 %) 48 (10 %) 0.9661 209 (10 %)
Age 18–34 118 (21 %) 189 (18 %) 79 (17 %) 0.1213 386 (19 %)
  35–54 232 (42 %) 505 (49 %) 216 (45 %)   953 (46 %)
  55–74 170 (31 %) 285 (28 %) 152 (32 %)   607 (30 %)
  75+ 29 (5.3 %) 52 (5.0 %) 28 (5.9 %)   109 (5.3 %)
Length of staya 4 or less days 363 (66 %) 679 (66 %) 304 (64 %) 0.6190 1346 (65 %)
  5–10 days 122 (22 %) 246 (24 %) 110 (23 %)   478 (23 %)
  11 or more days 64 (12 %) 106 (10 %) 61 (13 %)   231 (11 %)
Ward classa Coronary care 45 (8.2 %) 56 (5.4 %) 16 (3.4 %) 0.0020 117 (5.7 %)
  Medical 156 (28 %) 235 (23 %) 127 (27 %)   518 (25 %)
  Surgical (other than cardiac) 171 (31 %) 337 (33 %) 151 (32 %)   659 (32 %)
  Other 177 (32 %) 403 (39 %) 181 (38 %)   761 (37 %)
Smoking-related diseasea Yes 238 (43 %) 382 (37 %) 184 (39 %) 0.0496 804 (39 %)
  1. aData for 17 inpatients missing for length of stay, ward class and smoking-related disease