Table 3

Initial Attitudes of all bar workers seen at P1 in by highest level of education attained; School (138), college (169) and university and postgraduate (Uni) (241)
Response1(%)
Question N 1 2 3 4 5 p-val
A The ban on smoking will have a negative effect on business for public bars School 137 18 27 34 15 5
College 165 20 33 31 13 2 0.04
Uni 241 12 30 35 17 5
B The smoking ban is an unfair restriction on smokers School 138 20 20 20 29 12
College 166 12 25 16 32 14 <0.001
Uni 239 9 13 14 36 28
C Fewer people will visit public bars after the ban on smoking School 138 20 24 27 28 2
College 163 13 33 29 21 3 0.001
Uni 240 7 29 26 28 9
D The smoking ban will make smokers smoke more at home School 137 16 37 27 16 4
College 166 20 36 23 20 1 0.062
Uni 241 14 31 30 21 4
E The smoking ban will result in jobs being lost School 137 12 21 33 30 4
College 165 10 21 32 30 7 <0.001
Uni 241 5 12 33 44 5
N 5 4 3 2 1 p-val
F Smoke free public bars will make visits to them more comfortable School 138 2 11 14 42 30 0.045
College 165 1 9 16 36 38
Uni 241 2 7 13 29 49
G The smoking ban will encourage smokers to quit School 138 1 12 25 45 16
College 166 1 10 21 53 16 0.158
Uni 241 1 7 17 55 19
H The smoking ban is needed to protect the health of workers School 137 1 9 14 41 36
College 166 1 7 10 46 36 0.212
Uni 241 1 5 10 39 45
I Do you agree with the proposed ban on smoking in public bars? School 138 14 14 14 27 30
College 165 10 13 15 24 38 <0.001
Uni 240 6 9 9 27 49

The p-value is for the regression of whether there was a difference in the initial attitude over the different education levels.

1 Response: 1-Strongly Agree, 2- Agree, 3-Undecided, 4- Disagree, 5-Strongly Disagree.

MacCalman et al.

MacCalman et al. BMC Public Health 2012 12:324   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-12-324

Open Data