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Table 2 Existing tobacco control policies and practices

From: Tobacco use patterns, knowledge, attitudes towards tobacco and availability of tobacco control training among school personnel from a rural area in Poland

  Teachers N = 1044 Non-teaching staff N = 500 p-value*
N (%) (CI 95%) N (%) (CI 95%)  
Policy prohibiting tobacco use among students
 In school building 782(74.9) 72.3–77.5 294(58.8) 54.5–63.1 <.001
 School area 756(72.4) 69.7–75.1 283(56.6) 52.3–60.9 <.001
 On school events 731(70.0) 67.2–72.8 278(55.6) 51.2–60.0 <.001
Policy prohibiting tobacco use among school personnel
 In school building 505(48.4) 45.4–51.4 230(46.0) 41.6–50.4  
 School area 452(43.3) 40.3–46.3 212(42.2) 38.1–46.7  
 On school events 456(43.7) 40.7–46.7 220(44.0) 39.7–48.4  
Enforcement of a school policy
 Yes 490(66.0) 62.6–69.4 229(67.8) 62.8–72.8  
 No 83(11.2) 8.9–13.5 28(8.3) 5.4–11.2  
 I do not know 169(22.8) 19.8–25.8 81(24.0) 19.5–28.6  
Violation of the tobacco control policy by school personnel
 Everyday 60(5.8) 4.4–7.2 30(6.0) 3.9–8.1  
 Once/week or once/month or less than one/month 36(3.4) 2.3–4.5 27(5.4) 3.4–7.4  
 Never 443(42.4) 39.4–45.5 185(37.0) 32.8–41.2  
 I do not know 505(48.4) 45.5–51.4 258(51.6) 47.2–56.0  
Visible information about prohibiting smoking in the school and on its premises
 Yes 820(78.5) 76.0–81.0 453(90.6) 88.0–93.2 <.001
 No 123(11.8) 9.8–13.8 28(5.6) 3.6–7.6 <.001
 I do not know 101(9.7) 7.9–11.5 19(3.8) 2.1–5.5  
  1. *p value is indicating differences between teachers and non-teaching staff
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