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Table 2 Characteristics of low- versus high-effort groups promoting smoking cessation among Turkish Thoracic Society pulmonologists

From: Association between pulmonologists’ tobacco use and their effort in promoting smoking cessation in Turkey: a cross-sectional study

  High effort in promoting SC Low effort in promoting SC P value
N = 508 col% N = 191 col%
Noncurrent smoker 91.7 85.9 0.02
Female sex 67.3 59.7 0.05
Age (mean ± SD) 40.5 ± 9.1 36.4 ± 7.8 0.001
Pulmonology specialist 84.6 71.2 0.001
Graduated after 1996 60.0 38.2 0.001
Working in urban clinics 90.4 89.0 0.5
Working in training hospital 47.0 40.3 0.1
Academic title 30.5 16.2 0.001
Practicing in a SCOC 45.1 24.6 0.001
Educated in SC help 59.3 34.0 0.001
Member of LTCC 11.8 1.6 0.001
  1. SC smoking cessation, SCOC smoking cessation outpatient clinic, SD standard deviation, LTCC Local Tobacco Control Committee