Table 1

Mothers’ knowledge, attitudes, perceptions and actions taken, at baseline (n = 1483)
Intervention (n = 752) Control (n = 731)
Baseline profile n (%†) n (%†) P-value
Knowledge
  - Health hazards of active and passive smoking (0 – 5) Mean = 3.81 Mean = 3.85 .67
SD = 1.51 SD = 1.52
Attitudes
  - ‘Smokers can quit successfully if they are determined”’ 533 (70.9) 488 (66.8) .09
  - ‘Family support and encouragement can help a smoker quit’ 501 (66.6) 475 (65.0) .51
Perceptions
  - Intend to help their husbands to quit smoking in the next month 619 (85.1) 580 (81.8) .09
  - Think their husbands will quit or reduce smoking in the next three months 414 (56.4) 387 (54.8) .54
Advice
  - Have at some time advised their husbands to quit smoking 663 (90.2) 635 (88.7) .35
Actions
  - Have at some time urged their husbands to stop smoking, so that their children will be healthier and less likely to become smokers in the future 234 (32.1) 217 (30.5) .53
  - Have at some time asked their husbands to read a self-help smoking cessation booklet 81 (11.1) 56 (7.9) .04
  - Have at some time talked to their husbands about understanding their needs in quitting 72 (9.9) 50 (7.0) .06
  - Have at some time put up a ‘No Smoking’ sign at home 53 (7.3) 51 (7.2) .99
  - Have at some time helped their husbands to set a date for giving up 36 (4.9) 21 (3.0) .06
  - Have at some time asked their husbands to undergo smoking cessation counselling 12 (1.6) 11 (1.5) .99
  - Have at some timer taken any of the above actions to help their husbands to stop smoking 334 (45.8) 295 (41.5) .10

† Excluding missing responses.

Chan et al.

Chan et al. BMC Pediatrics 2013 13:50   doi:10.1186/1471-2431-13-50

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