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Table 3 Patients attending the PHCC and receiving the tobacco cessation intervention over a 6-month period (phase 2: implementation October 2013–March 2014)

From: Understanding implementation and feasibility of tobacco cessation in routine primary care in Nepal: a mixed methods study

  PHCC 1 (rural) PHCC 2 (urban) PHCC 3 (rural) Total
Estimated number of eligible patients attending the PHCCa 1255 1463 2228 4946
Smokers identified during initial consultation (% of total out-patients) 19 (N = 1255) (1.5 %) 56 (N = 1463) (3.8 %) 29 (N = 2228) (1.3 %) 104 (N = 4946) (2.1 %)
Smokers receiving BS (motivated to quit) (as a % of smokers in out-patient department) 13 (N = 19) (68.4 %) 13 (N = 56) (23.2 %) 18 N = 29) (62.1 %) 44 (32 males 12 females) (N = 104) (42.3 %)
Received BS and returned on quit day (as a % of BS patients) 12 (N = 13) (92.3 %) 3 (N = 13) (23.1 %) 10 (N = 18) (55.6 %) 25 (N = 44) (56.8 %)
Received BS and followed up (as a % of BS patients) 10 (N = 13) (76.9 %) 5 (N = 13) (38.5 %) 12 (N = 18) (66.7 %) 27 (N = 44) (61.4 %)
Abstinent: received BS and with CO ≤9 ppm and reported smoking <5 cigarettes since quit day (as % of BS patients followed up) 4 (N = 10) (40 %) 1 (N = 5) (20 %) 5 (N = 12) (41.6 %) 10 (N = 27) 37.0 %
  1. aThis is an estimate of patients over 18 as age disaggregated data was not available within routinely collected clinic data. The proportion of under 18s has been applied to the total OPD patients to provide an estimate of over 18 eligible patients