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Table 4 Responses to the statement expressing the need to protect workers' health stratified by overall support for the smokefree workplace legislation and by responses to perspectives on negative economic impacts

From: Before and after study of bar workers' perceptions of the impact of smoke-free workplace legislation in the Republic of Ireland

Do you agree with the proposed ban on smoking The ban on smoking will have a negative effect on business The smoking ban is needed to protect the health of workers
   Baseline n (%)   Follow-up n (%)  
   Agree P* Agree P*
Agree† Agree (n= b 52; f 92) ‡ 49 (94.2) 0.300 90 (97.8) 1.000
  Not agree (n= b 79; f 76) 78 (98.7)   75 (98.7)  
  Total (n= b 131; f 168) 127 (96.9)   165 (98.2)  
Not agree§ Agree (n= b 60; f 45) 35 (58.3) 0.820 32 (71.1) 1.000
  Not agree (n= b 29; f 6) 18 (62.1)   4 (66.7)  
  Total (n= b 89; f 51) 53 (59.6)   36 (70.6)  
  1. *P value for Pearson's χ2 comparing responses to the statement that the ban is needed to protect workers' health by support for the legislation by responses to the statement that the ban will have a negative effect on business.
  2. † Agree = strongly agree and agree
  3. ‡ b = baseline; f = follow-up
  4. §Not agree = strongly disagree, disagree and undecided