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Table 3 Initial Attitudes of all bar workers seen at P1 in by highest level of education attained; School (138), college (169) and university and postgraduate (Uni) (241)

From: The relationship between workers’ self-reported changes in health and their attitudes towards a workplace intervention: lessons from smoke-free legislation across the UK hospitality industry

    Response1(%)  
Question   N 1 2 3 4 5 p-val
A The ban on smoking will have a negative effect on business for public bars School 137 18 27 34 15 5  
   College 165 20 33 31 13 2 0.04
   Uni 241 12 30 35 17 5  
B The smoking ban is an unfair restriction on smokers School 138 20 20 20 29 12  
   College 166 12 25 16 32 14 <0.001
   Uni 239 9 13 14 36 28  
C Fewer people will visit public bars after the ban on smoking School 138 20 24 27 28 2  
   College 163 13 33 29 21 3 0.001
   Uni 240 7 29 26 28 9  
D The smoking ban will make smokers smoke more at home School 137 16 37 27 16 4  
   College 166 20 36 23 20 1 0.062
   Uni 241 14 31 30 21 4  
E The smoking ban will result in jobs being lost School 137 12 21 33 30 4  
   College 165 10 21 32 30 7 <0.001
   Uni 241 5 12 33 44 5  
    N 5 4 3 2 1 p-val
F Smoke free public bars will make visits to them more comfortable School 138 2 11 14 42 30 0.045
   College 165 1 9 16 36 38  
   Uni 241 2 7 13 29 49  
G The smoking ban will encourage smokers to quit School 138 1 12 25 45 16  
   College 166 1 10 21 53 16 0.158
   Uni 241 1 7 17 55 19  
H The smoking ban is needed to protect the health of workers School 137 1 9 14 41 36  
   College 166 1 7 10 46 36 0.212
   Uni 241 1 5 10 39 45  
I Do you agree with the proposed ban on smoking in public bars? School 138 14 14 14 27 30  
   College 165 10 13 15 24 38 <0.001
   Uni 240 6 9 9 27 49  
  1. The p-value is for the regression of whether there was a difference in the initial attitude over the different education levels.
  2. 1 Response: 1-Strongly Agree, 2- Agree, 3-Undecided, 4- Disagree, 5-Strongly Disagree.