Table 5

Odds of being a current smoker according to level of agreement with selected statements for 240 physicians in Yerevan, Armenia, 2004

Statements

Total Respondents

% who are current smokers

Odds Ratio*

95% Confidence Interval*


Health professionals should regularly ask their patients about their smoking behaviors.

Agree

185

31.2

1.0

(Referent)

Neutral

13

38.5

0.9

0.2, 3.2

Disagree

15

66.7

3.8

1.1, 13.1

Health professionals should set a good example by not smoking.

Agree

175

28.3

1.0

(Referent)

Neutral

18

61.1

3.3

1.1–10.1

Disagree

16

68.8

5.8

1.7–19.9

Health professionals are an example for their patients and the public.

Agree

160

27.2

1.0

(Referent)

Neutral

28

50.0

3.2

1.2–8.1

Disagree

23

60.9

3.7

1.4–9.9

Health professionals should get specific training on cessation techniques.

Agree

149

29.1

1.0

(Referent)

Neutral

35

41.2

1.2

0.5–2.9

Disagree

28

53.6

2.6

1.1–6.5

Health professionals who smoke are less likely to advise people to stop smoking.

Agree

137

28.9

1.0

(Referent)

Neutral

30

46.7

2.6

1.1–6.5

Disagree

44

43.2

2.1

0.9–4.7


*Adjusted for age and sex.

Perrin et al. BMC Public Health 2006 6:139   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-6-139

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