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Table 5 Odds of being a current smoker according to level of agreement with selected statements for 240 physicians in Yerevan, Armenia, 2004

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

Statements Total Respondents % who are current smokers Odds Ratio* 95% Confidence Interval*
Health professionals should regularly ask their patients about their smoking behaviors.     
   Agree 185 31.2 1.0 (Referent)
   Neutral 13 38.5 0.9 0.2, 3.2
   Disagree 15 66.7 3.8 1.1, 13.1
Health professionals should set a good example by not smoking.     
   Agree 175 28.3 1.0 (Referent)
   Neutral 18 61.1 3.3 1.1–10.1
   Disagree 16 68.8 5.8 1.7–19.9
Health professionals are an example for their patients and the public.     
   Agree 160 27.2 1.0 (Referent)
   Neutral 28 50.0 3.2 1.2–8.1
   Disagree 23 60.9 3.7 1.4–9.9
Health professionals should get specific training on cessation techniques.     
   Agree 149 29.1 1.0 (Referent)
   Neutral 35 41.2 1.2 0.5–2.9
   Disagree 28 53.6 2.6 1.1–6.5
Health professionals who smoke are less likely to advise people to stop smoking.     
   Agree 137 28.9 1.0 (Referent)
   Neutral 30 46.7 2.6 1.1–6.5
   Disagree 44 43.2 2.1 0.9–4.7
  1. *Adjusted for age and sex.
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