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Table 5 Multinomial logistic regression analysis on factors associated with the belief that pharmacological products are 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)
Level of confidence discussing smoking cessation or SHS exposure reduction with patients’ parents     
Not at all confident 25 (38) 41 (62) 2.018 0.006
Very/Somewhat confident 241 (55) 197 (45) (1.492–4.655)
Believe pediatricians can help patients’ parents to stop smoking     
Agree/strongly agree 188 (67) 93 (33) 3.520 0.001
Disagree/strongly disagree 78 (35) 145 (65) (1.731–7.924)
Health professionals should routinely ask about their patients smoking habits     
Agree/strongly agree 237 (59) 166 (41) 3.685 0.000
Disagree/strongly disagree 29 (29) 72 (71) (1.429–8.306)
Heath professionals should routinely advise their smoking patients to quit smoking     
Agree/strongly agree 241 (61) 157 (39) 5.833 0.000
Disagree/strongly disagree 25 (24) 81 (76) (2.072–11.448)
My current knowledge is sufficient for helping patients to stop smoking     
Agree/strongly agree 64 (74) 23 (26) 4.156 0.000
Disagree/strongly disagree 202 (48) 215 (52) (1.629–9.588)
I can assess a smoker’s different stages of readiness to quit     
Agree/strongly agree 55 (67) 27 (33) 3.577 0.001
Disagree/strongly disagree 210 (50) 211 (50) (1.605-8.184)