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Table 4 Mean scores for the need for training dedicated to the youth to prevent their tobacco use (indicator 1) and knowledge and performed activities to teach the youth about tobacco use and its prevention (indicator 2) by teacher’s gender, duration of working experience and smoking status

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

Indicators Total
N = 1044
Male
N = 132
Female
N = 912
t (p value) Working experience
<10 years N = 464
Working experience
≥10 years N = 579
t (p value) Current smoker
N = 221
Non-smoker
N = 823
t (p value)
Mean ± SD
Indicator 1 7.77 ± 1.29 7.58 ± 1.45 7.79 ± 1.26 .15 7.71 ± 1.25 7.81 ± 1.32 .05 7.62 ± 1.33 7.80 ± 1.27 .059
Indicator 2 5.21 ± 0.74 5.22 ± 0.68 5.21 ± 0.75 .87 5.13 ± 0.77 5.28 ± 0.71 .003 5.27 ± 0.72 5.20 ± 0.74 .21
  1. Indicator 1 - need for training dedicated to the youth to prevent their tobacco use based on 3 statements and scoring given for each statement from 1 = no, 2 = I do not know and 3 = yes (potential maximum 9 points; potential minimum 3 points) - the points were used as continuous variables to estimate the mean ranking for indicator
  2. Indicator 2 - knowledge and performed activities to teach the youth about tobacco use and its prevention (based on 3 statements and scoring given for each statement from 1 = no to 2 = yes (potential maximum 6 points; potential minimum 3 points) - the points were used as continuous variables to estimate the mean ranking for indicator
  3. ±SD standard deviation
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