Skip to main content

Table 3 Multinomial logistic regression analysis on factors associated with the belief that physician counseling is effective for smoking cessation

From: Chinese pediatrician beliefs about counseling and medications for parents who smoke: a survey in southern China

Variables Agree/strongly agree Disagree/strongly disagree Odds ratio P value
n (%) n (%) (95% confidence interval)
Believe about the professional responsibility to discuss smoking cessation     
Pediatricians 159 (69) 70 (31) 1.855 0.042
Nurses 107 (67) 53 (33) (1.024–3.362)
The parent’s primary care doctor 250 (66) 129 (34)  
Others: 63 (42) 87 (58)
Level of confidence discussing smoking cessation or SHS exposure reduction with patients’ parents     
Not at all confident 21 (32) 45 (68) 3.800 0.005
Very/Somewhat confident 283 (65) 155 (35) (1.510–9.566)
Health professionals should routinely ask about their patients smoking habits     
Agree/strongly agree 275 (65) 150 (35) 3.395 0.002
Disagree/strongly disagree 29 (37) 50 (63) (1.591–7.244)
Heath professionals should routinely advise their smoking patients to quit smoking     
Agree/strongly agree 275 (69) 123 (31) 4.129 0.000
Disagree/strongly disagree 29 (27) 77 (73) (2.100–8.120)
My current knowledge is sufficient for helping patients to stop smoking     
Agree/strongly agree 70 (81) 17 (19) 6.015 0.000
Disagree/strongly disagree 234 (56) 183 (44) (2.366–15.293)
I can assess a smoker’s different stages of readiness to quit     
Agree/strongly agree 61 (75) 21 (25) 3.613 0.003
Disagree/strongly disagree 243 (58) 179 (42) (1.540-8.475)