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Table 2 Initial NRT (all products during first NRT episode) of study population, according to year of identification

From: General practitioner prescribing of single and combination nicotine replacement therapy in the UK: a retrospective database study

Initial NRT Study period (2008–2011) 2008 2009 2010 2011
  N= 38,954 N= 10,632 N= 10,501 N= 9,337 N= 8,484
  n % n % n % n % n %
Patch only 25,046 64.30 7,895 74.26 6,940 66.09 5,530 59.23 4,681 55.17
Patch and gum 2,136 5.48 528 4.97 617 5.88 526 5.63 465 5.48
Patch and tablet 411 1.06 108 1.02 107 1.02 124 1.33 72 0.85
Patch and inhalator 7,822 20.08 1,522 14.32 2,103 20.03 2,252 24.12 1,945 22.93
Patch and lozenge 1,593 4.09 298 2.80 360 3.43 451 4.83 484 5.70
Patch and oral spray 270 0.69 0 0.00 0 0.00 0 0.00 270 3.18
Patch and nasal spray 129 0.33 35 0.33 25 0.24 33 0.35 36 0.42
≥ 3 types of NRT 1,547 3.97 246 2.31 349 3.32 421 4.51 531 6.26