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Table 3 Second-hand smoke and smoke-free policy beliefs by smoking behaviour

From: Are physicians aware of their role in tobacco control? A conference-based survey in Portugal

  Totally agree   Partially agree   Disagree       
SFP beliefs NS Smokers NS Smokers NS Smokers p-value    OR; 95% CI Total; miss
Comprehensive SFP: n (%) n (%) n (%) n (%) n (%) n (%)      N;n (%)
Helps smokers reduce consumption 250 (52.2) 65 (51.6) 196 (40.9) 50 (39.7) 16 (3.3) 8 (6.3) 0.318     585; 20 (3.3)
Helps smokers quit 173 (36.1) 42 (33.3) 221 (46.1) 57 (45.2) 71 (14.8) 22 (17.5) 0.712     586; 19 (3.1)
Reduces TR disease/mortality 255 (53.2) 65 (51.6) 189 (39.5) 44 (34.9) 26 (5.4) 13 (10.3) 0.116     592,13 (2.1)
I am aware of SFP law 151 (31.5) 66 (52.4) 290 (60.5) 54 (42.9) 3 (2.4) 6.3 (5.5) <0.001     594; 11 (1.8)
Current SFP is being complied with 80 (16.7) 32 (25.4) 302 (63.0) 64 (50.8) 84 (17.5) 27 (21.4) 0.025    0.59; 0.37-0.94* 589; 16 (2.6)
  Strongly agree   Agree   Disagree    Strongly dis    
SHS beliefs Non-smokers Smokers Non-smokers Smokers Non-smokers Smokers   Non-smokers Smokers OR; 95% CI; p-value Total;miss
SHS: n (%) n(%) n (%) n (%) n (%) n (%)   n (%) n (%)   N;n (%)
Endangers health 436 (91.0) 101(80.2) 38 (7.9) 24 (19.0) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0)   0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 2.73; 1.57-4.75* 599; 6 (1.0)
p < 0.001
Is the major indoor pollutant 257 (53.7) 53 (42.1) 209 (43.6) 61 (48.4) 10 (2.1) 7 (5.6)   0 (0.0) 1 (0.8) 1.53; 1.022.28* 598; 7 (1.2)
p = 0.037
Ventilation is effective for eliminating SHS 21 (4.4) 10(7.9) 123 (25.7) 50 (39.7) 256 (53.4) 55 (43.7)   69 (14.4) 9 (7.1) 0.47; 0.32-0.71* 593; 12 (2.0)
           p < 0.001  
  1. CI: Confidence intervals; NS: non-smokers; OR: crude odds ratio; SHS: second-hand smoke; SFP: smoke-free policy. TR: tobacco-related. *Reference: smokers.