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Table 2 Knowledge and attitude of medical students

From: Tobacco use among Kyrgyzstan medical students: an 11-year follow-up cross-sectional study

  Overall Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4 Year 5 Year 6
N 618 103 102 104 104 101 104
Smoking causes cancer and other diseases
100% evidence, N (%)* 459 (74) 86 (83) 75 (73) 68 (67) 73 (70) 79 (78) 78 (75)
Insufficient evidence, N (%)* 121 (20) 16 (15) 20 (19) 14 (14) 30 (29) 21 (21) 20 (19)
No evidence, N (%) 18 (3) 2 (2) 2 (2) 6 (6) 1 (1) 1 (1) 6 (6)
A medical should advise all patients quit smoking* 522 (84) 84 (81) 89 (86) 82 (80) 91 (88) 96 (95) 80 (77)
Such advice may be effective* 380 (61) 68 (65) 56 (54) 58 (57) 73 (70) 67 (66) 58 (56)
I need more info on smoking as a cause of disease 420 (68) 67 (64) 72 (70) 70 (69) 75 (72) 75 (74) 61 (59)
I need more info on smoking dependence treatment* 391 (63) 53 (51) 62 (60) 74 (73) 68 (65) 69 (68) 65 (63)
I am ready to take part in anti-tobacco activities 374 (61) 48 (46) 52 (50) 53 (52) 80 (77) 75 (74) 66 (63)
I know enough about FCTC* 166 (27) 10 (10) 14 (14) 14 (14) 28 (27) 80 (79) 20 (19)
Alcohol consumption
Never or very seldom 128 (21) 19 (18) 20 (19) 23 (23) 19 (18) 19 (19) 28 (27)
Sometimes 87 (14) 9 (9) 18 (17) 19 (19) 15 (14) 10 (10) 16 (15)
Quite often 17 (3) 3 (3) 4 (4) 2 (2) 4 (4) 2 (2) 2 (2)
  1. Note: * - p < 0.05 for ANOVA test comparisons across years of study