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Table 4 Agreement with the tobacco control policies

From: Failure of hospital employees to comply with smoke-free policy is associated with nicotine dependence and motives for smoking: a descriptive cross-sectional study at a teaching hospital in the United Kingdom

  Respondents in agreement
  non-smokers smokers*  
Attitude question frequency (%) compliant frequency (%) non-compliant frequency(%)  
I am aware of this policy 601 (100.0) 69 (100.0) 32 (100.0)  
The hospital is right to have such a policy 510 (85.3) 25 (36.8) 11 (34.4)  
The policy protects people against passive smoke 313 (61.6) 24 (35.8) 15 (48.4)  
The policy is adequately enforced 124 (20.7) 13 (18.8) 15 (46.9)  
Smokers don't get enough help from the hospital if they want to quit 96 (16.1) 30 (43.5) 12 (37.5)  
Smoking damages my health 525 (87.1) 60 (87.0) 27 (84.4)  
I care about my health 593 (98.7) 66 (95.7) 28 (90.3)  
  Fisher's exact test for significance
Attitude question smokers vs non-smokers probability compliant vs non-compliant* probability non-smokers vs non-compliant* probability non-smokers vs compliant* probability
I am aware of this policy N/A† N/A† N/A† N/A†
The hospital is right to have such a policy <0.001 0.499 <0.001 <0.001
The policy protects people against passive smoke <0.001 0.272 0.102 <0.001
The policy is adequately enforced 0.075 0.004 0.001 0.428
Smokers don't get enough help from the hospital if they want to quit <0.001 0.365 0.004 <0.001
Smoking damages my health 0.451 0.473 0.409 0.55
I care about my health 0.008 0.27 0.014 0.094
  1. *Those respondents who reported smoking were divided into compliant smokers and non-compliant smokers on the basis of their response to the question "When I am working at Addenbrooke's Hospital, I smoke on the site: More than twice a day/Once or twice a day/Once a week/Once a month/Never." Those who choose the answer "Never" were considered to be compliant.
  2. †All participants agreed with "I am aware of this policy"
  3. ‡Significant