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Table 3 Opinion on tobacco control issues

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

  Teachers 1044 Non-teaching staff 500 p-value*
N(%) (CI 95%) N(%) (CI 95%)  
Concerns over health consequences of smoking**
 Yes 210(89.7) 85.8–93.3 132(84.1) 78.4–89.8  
 No 24(10.3) 6.4–14.2 25(15.9) 11.2–21.6  
Tobacco causes serious diseases in smokers
 Disagree 37(3.5) 2.4–4.2 29(5.8) 4.3–7.8 .040
 I do not have opinion 39(3.7) 2.6–4.8 55(11.0) 8.3–13.7 <.001
 Agree 968(92.8) 91.2–94.4 416(83.2) 79.9–86.5 <.001
ETS causes serious diseases in non-smokers
 Disagree 48(4.6) 3.3–5.9 24(4.8) 2.9–6.7  
 I do not have opinion 47(4.5) 3.2–5.8 61(12.2) 9.3–15.1 <.001
 Agree 949(90.9) 89.2–92.6 415(83.0) 79.7–86.3 <.001
Smoking should be banned in all workplaces
 Yes 946(90.6) 88.8–92.4 430(86.0) 82.9–88.7 .006
 No 47(4.5) 3.2–5.3 38(7.6) 5.4–9.9 .012
 I do not know 51(4.9) 3.6–6.3 32(6.4) 4.2–8.6  
Smoking should be banned in all governmental offices
 Yes 979(93.8) 92.3–95.3 447(89.4) 86.7–92.1 .003
 No 25(2.4) 1.5–3.3 28(5.6) 3.6–7.6 .001
 I do not know 40(3.8) 2.6–5.0 25(5.0) 3.1–6.9  
Prices of tobacco products should be increased
 Disagree 329(31.5) 28.7–34.3 177(35.4) 31.2–39.6  
 I do not have opinion 307(29.4) 26.6–32.2 154(30.8) 26.8–34.8  
 Agree 408(39.1) 36.1–42.1 179(35.8) 31.6–40.0  
Tobacco advertising should be completely banned
 Disagree 114(10.9) 9.1–12.8 58(11.8) 9.0–14.6  
 I do not have opinion 177(17.0) 14.7–19.3 139(27.8) 23.9–31.7 .001
 Agree 753(72.1) 69.4–74.8 303(60.6) 56.3–64.9 <.001
Pictorial warnings should be introduced on tobacco packages
 Disagree 77(7.3) 5.7–8.6 52(10.4) 8.7–13.1 .044
 I do not have opinion 216(20.7) 18.2–23.2 112(22.4) 18.8–26.1  
 Agree 751(72.0) 69.3–74.7 336(67.2) 63.1–71.3  
  1. *p value is indicating differences between teachers and non-teaching staff
  2. **Question dedicated only to smokers: N = 234 among the teachers. N = 157 among the non-teaching staff
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