101. 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 number of formats (n = 54 studies)

Number of formatsa Number of arms Estimated odds ratio (95% C.I.) Estimated abstinence rate (95% C.I.)
No format 20 1.0 10.8
One format 51 1.5 (1.2, 1.8) 15.1 (12.8, 17.4)
Two formats 55 1.9 (1.6, 2.2) 18.5 (15.8, 21.1)

 a Formats included self-help, proactive telephone counseling, group, or individual counseling.


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