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Table 4 Level of agreement with selected smoking-related statements for 240 physicians in Yerevan, Armenia, 2004

From: Patterns of smoking behavior among physicians in Yerevan, Armenia

Item No. Percent
   Agree Unsure Disagree
Health professionals should routinely advise patients who smoke to avoid smoking around children. 210 95.7 2.4 1.9
Health professionals should routinely advise their smoking patients to quit smoking. 212 91.0 5.2 3.8
Health professionals should regularly ask their patients about their smoking behaviors. 213 86.9 6.1 7.0
Health professionals should set a good example by not smoking. 209 83.7 8.6 7.7
Health professionals are an example for their patients and the public. 211 75.8 13.3 10.9
Health professionals should speak to lay groups about smoking. 212 75.5 13.2 11.3
Chances of a patient quitting increase when a doctor tells them to. 209 71.3 22.5 6.2
Health professionals should get specific training on cessation techniques. 212 70.2 16.6 13.2
Health professionals who smoke are less likely to advise people to stop smoking. 211 64.9 14.2 20.9
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