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Table 5 Associations between perceived 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) and age, 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 Gender (male vs. female) Duration of working experience (continuous variable) Current smoking status (yes vs. no)
β(p value)
Indicator 1 −0.049 (.111) 0.028 (.366) −0.056 (.070)
Indicator 2 0.010 (.742) 0.082 (.008) 0.036 (.246)
  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. β regression coefficients presented for each variable reflect their association with indicator 1 and 2 after adjustment for confounding from the other factors
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