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Table 6 Association between feelings of preparedness to counsel patients about smoking and agreement with selected statements about smoking for 240 physicians in Yerevan, Armenia, 2004

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

  No. % Well Prepared % Somewhat Prepared % Unprepared
Smoking is harmful to your health.*     
   Agree 188 34.6 58.5 6.9
   Unsure/Disagree 12 16.7 50.0 33.3
Neonatal death is associated with passive smoking.*     
   Agree 68 52.9 44.2 2.9
   Unsure/Disagree 131 24.4 64.9 10.7
Maternal smoking during pregnancy increases the risk of SIDS.*     
   Agree 146 38.4 54.8 6.8
   Unsure/Disagree 52 19.2 67.3 13.5
Passive smoking increases the risk of lung disease in nonsmoking adults.     
   Agree 163 35.6 57.1 7.3
   Unsure/Disagree 38 26.2 60.6 13.2
Passive smoking increases the risk of lung disease in nonsmoking adults.*     
   Agree 145 38.6 54.5 6.9
   Unsure/Disagree 56 21.4 66.1 12.5
Passive smoking increases the risk of lower respiratory tract illnesses, such as pneumonia, in exposed children.     
   Agree 141 35.5 58.2 6.4
   Unsure/Disagree 59 27.1 59.3 13.6
  1. 2 p-value < 0.05.
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