Table 6

Association between feelings of preparedness to counsel patients about smoking and agreement with selected statements about smoking for 240 physicians in Yerevan, Armenia, 2004

No.

% Well Prepared

% Somewhat Prepared

% Unprepared


Smoking is harmful to your health.*

Agree

188

34.6

58.5

6.9

Unsure/Disagree

12

16.7

50.0

33.3

Neonatal death is associated with passive smoking.*

Agree

68

52.9

44.2

2.9

Unsure/Disagree

131

24.4

64.9

10.7

Maternal smoking during pregnancy increases the risk of SIDS.*

Agree

146

38.4

54.8

6.8

Unsure/Disagree

52

19.2

67.3

13.5

Passive smoking increases the risk of lung disease in nonsmoking adults.

Agree

163

35.6

57.1

7.3

Unsure/Disagree

38

26.2

60.6

13.2

Passive smoking increases the risk of lung disease in nonsmoking adults.*

Agree

145

38.6

54.5

6.9

Unsure/Disagree

56

21.4

66.1

12.5

Passive smoking increases the risk of lower respiratory tract illnesses, such as pneumonia, in exposed children.

Agree

141

35.5

58.2

6.4

Unsure/Disagree

59

27.1

59.3

13.6


2 p-value < 0.05.

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

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