Table 6.17Meta-analysis (2008): Effectiveness of and estimated abstinence rates for quitline counseling and medication compared to medication alone (n = 6 studies)a

InterventionNumber of armsEstimated odds ratio (95% C.I.)Estimated abstinence rate (95% C.I.)
Medication alone61.023.2
Medication and quitline counseling61.3 (1.1–1.6)28.1 (24.5–32.0)
a

Go to www​.surgeongeneral.gov/tobacco/gdlnrefs​.htm for the articles used in this meta-analysis.

From: 6, Evidence and Recommendations

Cover of Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence: 2008 Update
Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence: 2008 Update.
Tobacco Use and Dependence Guideline Panel.

NCBI Bookshelf. A service of the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health.