100. Treatment Recommendations: Counseling (Continued)

Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence: 2008 Update
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Meta-analysis (2000): Effectiveness of and estimated abstinence rates for various types of format (n = 58 studies)

Format number Number of arms Estimated odds ratio (95% C.I.) Estimated abstinence rate (95% C.I.)
No format 20 1.0 10.8
Self-help 93 1.2 (1.02, 1.3) 12.3 (10.9, 13.6)
Proactive telephone counseling 26 1.2 (1.1, 1.4) 13.1 (11.4, 14.8)
Group counseling 52 1.3 (1.1, 1.6) 13.9 (11.6, 16.1)
Individual counseling 67 1.7 (1.4, 2.0) 16.8 (14.7, 19.1)

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