Table 2

Smoking profiles of participants before and during hospitalisation (n=382)

Before hospitalisation
Daily cigarette consumption, median (IQR)20.0 (10.0–20.0)
Previous quit attempt(s), n (%)
 Yes216 (56.5)
 No166 (43.5)
Previous reduction attempt(s), n (%)
 Yes151 (39.5)
 No231 (60.5)
Nicotine dependency by Fagerström Test for Nicotine Dependence, n (%)
  Low165 (43.2)
  Moderate102 (26.7)
  High115 (30.1)
During hospitalisation
Complied with smoke-free policy, n (%)
  Yes292 (76.4)
  No90 (23.6)
Withdrawal symptoms by Minnesota Nicotine Withdrawal Scale, mean (SD)4.2 (5.4)
Made committed attempt(s) to reduce cigarette consumption*, n (%)
  Yes77 (85.7)
  No13 (14.3)
Daily cigarette consumption*, mean (SD)1.3 (5.0)
Received smoking cessation support from healthcare professionals, n (%)
  Yes254 (66.5)
  No128 (33.5)
  • *Calculation based on participants who smoked during hospitalisation (n=90).