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Table 1 Demographic participants’ characteristics at baseline, after passage of the 1st and 2nd smoke-free laws

From: Impact of a long-term tobacco-free policy at a comprehensive cancer center: a series of cross-sectional surveys

  Baseline: 2001-2002-2004 After 1stlaw: 2006-2009 After 2ndlaw: 2012 p for trend
(n = 580) (n = 462) (n = 221)  
n % n % % %  
Sex        
Men 150 25.9 111 24.0 52.0 23.5 0.429
Women 430 74.1 351 76.0 169.0 76.5  
Age group (years)        
18-24 28 4.8 25 5.5 7.0 3.2 <0.001
25-34 276 47.6 184 39.8 61.0 27.6  
35-44 191 32.9 173 37.4 95.0 43.0  
44-55 63 10.9 60 13.0 46.0 20.8  
> 55 22 3.8 20 4.3 12.0 5.4  
Profession group        
Doctors 104 17.9 81 17.5 41.0 18.6 0.060
Nurses 260 44.8 186 40.3 77.0 34.8  
Administrative employees 92 15.9 66 14.3 45.0 20.4  
Others 124 21.4 129 27.9 58.0 26.2