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Statistics on NHS Stop Smoking Services - England, April 2006 to March 2007, Annual reportOfficial statistics
- Publication Date:
- 17 Aug 2007
- Geographic Coverage:
- Geographical Granularity:
- Strategic Health Authorities, Primary Care Organisations, Government Office Regions
- Date Range:
- 01 Apr 2006 to 31 Mar 2007
This annual bulletin presents final results from NHS Stop Smoking Services in England during the period April 2006 to March 2007. The statistics presented in this bulletin supersede the quarterly results previously published for the period April to December 2006.
This bulletin includes information on the number of people setting a quit date and the number who successfully quit at the 4 week follow-up. It also presents a more in depth analyses of the key measures of the service, including pregnant women, breakdowns by ethnic groups and regional analyses at Government Office Region (GOR), Strategic Health Authority (SHA) and Primary Care Trust (PCT) levels.
In addition, some information is also given on smoking prevalence and attitudes to smoking to help put these results into context.
During the period April 2006 to March 2007:
- 600,410 people set a quit date through NHS Stop Smoking Services
- At the four week follow-up, 319,720 (53 per cent) of those setting a quit date had successfully quit (based on self-report). This is an substantial increase since 2001/02 when the figure was 119,834, although slightly lower than in 2005/06 (329,681)
- Quarter 4 (January to March 2007) of 2006/07 produced the largest number of quitters in any quarter since data collection began (127,193)
- More women than men set a quit date (334,099 compared with 266,311) and more women than men had successfully quit at the four week follow-up (174,604 compared with 145,116), although the success rate of giving up smoking was slightly higher among men than women (54 per cent and 52 per cent respectively)
- Success at the four week follow-up increased with age, from 36 per cent of those aged under 18, to 63 per cent of those aged 60 and over
- People from ethnic minority groups accounted for six per cent of those setting a quit date in 2006/07 (37,035), compared to three per cent in 2000/01 (4,086)
- 18,341 pregnant women set a quit date through the services, with 9,574 successfully quitting at the four week follow-up, a success rate of 52 per cent
- 496,932 (83 per cent) of those setting a quit date received Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT), 27,395 (five per cent) bupropion and 3,810 (one per cent) received both NRT and bupropion. Only 38,617 (six per cent) of people setting a quit date did not receive any smoking cessation aid, while the type of treatment was unknown for six per cent
- Greater Manchester SHA had both the highest number of people setting a quit date (44,117) and highest number of successful quitters at the 4 week follow-up (21,174)
- County Durham and Tees Valley SHA reported the highest number of successful quitters per 100,000 of the population (1,216)
- The cost per quitter was £160 in 2006/07. This is higher than in 2005/06 (£158), but 22 per cent lower than in 2001/02 (£206).