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Table 3 Risk perceptions and knowledge by smoking status and by exposure in home

From: Parental risk perceptions of child exposure to tobacco smoke

Mean (STD) Others (N=66) Regular smokers (N=66) p-valuet-test Family does not smoke in home (N=69) Family smokes in home (N=63) OR [CI] p-value (logistic regression)
Q19. Likelihood. Is it reasonable that a child exposed to passive smoking will be sick with respiratory illnesses? (1=Completely unreasonable 7- Absolutely) 5.14 (1.41) 4.53 (1.96) .0440 5.19 (1.53) 4.44 (1.86) .81 [.62,1.06] .1228
Q20. Susceptbilty. Will an infant who is exposed to passive smoking be more susceptible to respiratory illness than other children? (1=Not at all susceptible 7- the most susceptible) 5.67 (1.22) 4.68 (1.72) .0002 5.68 (1.29) 4.62 (1.66) .71 [.52,.97] .0319
Q21. Severity. How much can exposure to smoke around your child influence his health? (1=No influence 7- Very strong influence) 5.85 (1.19) 4.82 (1.73) .0001 5.83 (1.12) 4.79 (1.80) .75 [.55,1.01] .0595
Combined risk perception 16.65 (3.39) 14.03 (4.67) .0003 16.7 (3.33) 13.86 (4.71) .89 [.79,.88] .0350
Q23. Childhood illnesses are not associated at all with smoking around the child (1=Completely disagree, 7=Agree a lot) 3.64 (1.89) 4.79 (1.92) .0007 4.01 (1.95) 4.43 (2.01) 1.15 [0.91,1.47] .2440
Q24. In my opinion, there is a link between the health of children and between smoking by their parents (1=Completely disagree, 7=Agree a lot) 6.11 (1.44) 4.52 (1.94) <.0001 5.86 (1.63) 4.71 (1.96) 1.09 [0.84,1.40] .5215
Q25. In my opinion, passive smoking harms child development (1=Completely disagree, 7=Agree a lot) 5.27 (1.79) 4.03 (2.17) .0005 5.30 (1.83) 3.94 (2.11) 1.28 [1.02,1.59] .0322
Q29. Breathing tobacco smoke is a risk factor for many diseases in infants (1=Completely disagree, 7=Agree a lot) 6.06 (1.18) 5.33 (1.69) .0048 6.06 (1.27) 5.30 (1.62) 1.28 [0.93,1.75] .1326
Q30. Breathing tobacco smoke is a risk factor for child mortality (1=Completely disagree, 7=Agree a lot) 4.05 (1.84) 3.48 (2.09) .1048. 4.13 (1.93) 3.37 (1.98) 1.20 [0.95,1.50] .1250
Combined knowledge scale (Q23 reversed, Q24, Q25, Q29, Q30) (Scale: 5–35) 25.85 (5.35) 20.58 (6.83) <.0001 23.62 (3.3) 20.3 (5.14) 1.16 [1.03,1.31] .0124