Table 2

Smoking behaviour of male smokers in the screen and control arm after 2 years of follow-up

Screen arm %*NControl arm %*Np Value
Median number of quit attempts (IQR)1 (2)5811(2)5030.47
Point prevalence of smoking abstinence15.188/58119.899/5000.04
Prolonged smoking abstinence§14.584/58119.196/5030.04
Continued smoking abstinence13.981/58118.794/5030.03
Median duration of smoking cessation** (IQR) (months)12.0 (17.0)6312.0 (15.5)690.82
  • * Data are presented as a percentage unless indicated otherwise.

  • Results are based on available data of respondents who were current smokers at follow-up (T1).

  • Point prevalence of smoking abstinence indicates that respondents did not smoke in the last 7 days.

  • § Prolonged smoking abstinence indicates that respondents have smoked <5 cigarettes since 2 weeks after the quit date.

  • Continued smoking abstinence indicates that respondents have smoked <5 cigarettes since the quit date.

  • ** Results are based on available data of respondents who were former smokers at follow-up (T1).