Table 1

Smoking status by speciality, adjusted ORs relative to patients not treated, and estimated number of national FCEs for patients aged 15+ in England in 2010/2011 in current and ex-smokers (ranked by % current smokers)

SpecialityNumber of patients in study dataset% current smokers% ex smokersAdjusted OR for current smoking, 95% CI, p value*Total number of FCEs in patients aged 15+†Number of episodes where patient current smoker‡Number of episodes where patient ex-smoker§
Not admitted469 97114.719.8Baseline
Admitted80 00717.030.21.36 (1.33 to 1.39) p<0.00115 218 5262 591 8694 590 267
Adult mental illness47251.710.65.40 (4.50 to 6.48) p<0.001121 36362 73912 856
Neurology43523.228.01.83 (1.46 to 2.29) p<0.001110 45725 64630 979
Oral surgery150122.320.71.55 (1.37 to 1.75) p<0.001185 18941 20838 247
Thoracic medicine117821.937.42.06 (1.79 to 2.37) p<0.001328 63171 975122 748
Neurosurgery51421.628.61.71 (1.39 to 2.12) p<0.00179 51117 17122 740
Pain management88021.629.31.88 (1.60 to 2.21) p<0.001
Accident and emergency332021.526.51.80 (1.65 to 1.96) p<0.001616 188132 703163 141
Ear, nose and throat207621.525.31.64 (1.47 to 1.82) p<0.001255 16354 81864 651
Vascular surgery44020.538.21.88 (1.49 to 2.37) p<0.001
Upper GI surgery40220.431.11.64 (1.28 to 2.10) p<0.001
Gynaecology508920.121.81.32 (1.23 to 1.41) p<0.0011 023 518205 548222 845
Maxillo-facial surgery71818.824.21.40 (1.16 to 1.70) p<0.001
General medicine12 34318.732.81.67 (1.59 to 1.75) p<0.0012 807 520523 609920 752
Obstetrics496018.624.80.98 (0.92 to 1.06) p=0.667751 316139 963186 163
General surgery943318.329.11.46 (1.39 to 1.54) p<0.0011 704 643312 449496 412
Clinical oncology43316.933.91.49 (1.16 to 1.92) p=0.002346 18858 364117 528
Midwifery180316.123.60.81 (0.72 to 0.92) p=0.001263 59942 39862 281
Gastroenterology518216.032.01.31 (1.22 to 1.41) p<0.001755 762120 759241 809
Plastic surgery171315.728.51.20 (1.05 to 1.37) p=0.006216 77934 04261 883
Urology473115.135.51.28 (1.18 to 1.39) p<0.001791 324119 259281 170
Trauma and orthopaedics10 17014.928.71.18 (1.12 to 1.25) p<0.0011 118 975167 021320 619
Medical oncology43014.933.71.32 (1.01 to 1.73) p=0.041212 77931 66971 751
Colorectal surgery112214.333.51.16 (0.98 to 1.37) p=0.088
Rheumatology55314.131.61.17 (0.92 to 1.48) p=0.216147 58320 81646 703
Nephrology40514.138.01.21 (0.91 to 1.60) p=0.189159 85822 49960 786
Breast surgery47513.925.91.09 (0.84 to 1.41) p=0.533
Dermatology94413.132.91.14 (0.94 to 1.38) p=0.178115 95015 23138 200
Cardiology371513.141.31.18 (1.07 to 1.30) p=0.001571 08674 556236 121
Clinical haematology66911.733.30.97 (0.77 to 1.23) p=0.822396 21546 195132 072
Geriatric medicine204411.235.31.10 (0.95 to 1.26) p=0.197719 80580 644254 256
Ophthalmology45869.039.90.85 (0.77 to 0.94) p=0.002611 20355 043244 161
  • *Adjusted for sex and age group (15–19, 20–24, 25–34, 35–49, 50–59, 60+).

  • †Data not available for all treatment specialities.

  • ‡Calculated as total number of FCEs for speciality × prevalence of current smoking for speciality.

  • §Calculated as total number of FCEs for speciality × prevalence of ex-smoking for speciality.

  • FCE, finished consultant episode; GI, gastrointestinal.