Table 1

Spearman’s rank correlation coefficients (rsp) and 95% CI between TCS scores in 2007 (overall and individually for its six components) and smoking prevalence in 2014 in total and by sex and age groups

Prevalence 2014TCSPricePublic places bansInformationAdvertising bansHealth warningsTreatment
Total−0.444 (−0.705 to –0.077)−0.181 (−0.525 to 0.213)−0.439 (−0.702 to 0.070)−0.272 (−0.591 to 0.121)−0.330 (−0.631 to 0.057)−0.414 (−0.686 to –0.040)−0.323 (−0.626 to 0.064)
 P value0.0200.3650.0220.1700.0930.0320.100
Sex
 Male−0.512 (−0.746 to –0.163)−0.279 (−0.596 to 0.113)−0.416 (−0.687 to –0.043)−0.413 (−0.685 to –0.039)−0.331 (−0.631 to 0.057)−0.419 (−0.631 to –0.047)−0.394 (−0.673 to –0.117)
 P value0.0060.1590.0310.0320.0920.0290.042
 Female−0.207 (−0.544 to  0.188)0.130 (−0.263 to 0.486)−0.382 (−0.666 to –0.003)0.015 (−0.367 to 0.393)−0.245 (−0.572 to 0.149)−0.211 (−0.547 to 0.184)−0.098 (−0.461 to 0.293)
 P value0.3000.5170.0490.9400.2180.2910.628
Age (years)
 15–24−0.287 (−0.602 to –0.104)−0.094 (−0.458 to 0.297)−0.112 (−0.472 to 0.280)−0.501 (−0.740 to –0.149)−0.238 (−0.567 to 0.156)−0.191 (−0.532 to 0.204)−0.300 (−0.610 to 0.091)
 P value0.1460.6420.5790.0080.3400.5240.129
 25–34−0.414 (−0.686 to –0.040)−0.148 (−0.500 to 0.246)−0.358 (−0.650 to 0.026)−0.325 (−0.628 to 0.062)−0.300 (−0.610 to 0.091)−0.217 (−0.551 to 0.178)−0.394 (−0.673 to –0.017)
 P value0.0320.4610.0670.0980.1290.2780.042
 35–44−0.288 (−0.602 to 0.103)0.011 (−0.371 to 0.389)−0.377 (−0.662 to 0.004)−0.069 (−0.438 to 0.319)−0.178 (-0.523 to –0.216)−0.230 (−0.561 to 0.165)−0.354 (-0.647 to 0.030)
 P value0.1450.9570.0530.7310.3730.2500.070
 45–54−0.357 (−0.649 to 0.027)−0.195 (−0.535 to 0.200)−0.378 (−0.663 to 0.002)−0.157 (−0.506 to 0.238)−0.183 (−0.527 to 0.211)−0.377 (−0.662 to 0.004)−0.291 (−0.604 to 0.100)
 P value0.0680.3290.0520.4360.3600.0530.141
 55–64−0.338 (−0.636 to 0.048)−0.192 (−0.533 to 0.203)−0.287 (−0.601 to 0.105)−0.246 (−0.572 to 0.148)−0.271 (−0.591 to 0.121)−0.351 (−0. 645 to 0.033)−0.183 (−0.526 to 0.212)
 P value0.0850.3370.1470.2160.1710.0730.361
 >65−0.355 (−0.647 to 0.029)−0.148 (−0.500 to 0.246)−0.293 (−0.605 to 0.098)−0.263 (−0.584 to 0.130)−0.393 (−0.672 to –0.015)−0.169 (−0.516 to 0.225)0.003 (−0.377 to 0.383)
 P value0.0700.4620.1390.1860.0430.3990.987
  • TCS, Tobacco Control Scale.