Table 2

Tobacco-Related Characteristics of Responding Pediatric Dentists and Their Practices

Characteristic

%

n


Current† Tobacco Use‡

Any

11

94

Cigarettes

2

15

Cigars

9

77

Pipes

1

6

Smokeless Tobacco

1

5

Former Tobacco Use‡

Any (none current)

15

133

Cigarettes

17

144

Cigars

4

29

Pipes

7

59

Smokeless Tobacco

1

10

Office Tobacco Policy

No tobacco use by patients & parents (N = 862)

99

852

No tobacco use by staff (N = 865)

98

848

Responsible for Asking* (N = 867)

Pediatric Dentist

67

583

Hygienist

34

293

Dental Assistant

28

241

Health History form

15

126

No one person

13

115

Receptionist

2

13

Other

<1

1

Do Not Ask

17

147


Prior Training (N = 864)

Training in tobacco use prevention or cessation

12

103

Willingness for First Training (N = 750)

Willing to be Trained (among Untrained)

70

527

Feel Very Well/Well Prepared to

Ask about tobacco use (N = 853)

69

587

Advise users to quit (N = 852)

64

546

Assist users with quitting (N = 846)

17

146


*Respondents could check all that applied.

Current User includes current daily and current occasional users.

Sample sizes: cigarettes N = 844, cigars N = 833, pipes N = 823, smokeless tobacco N = 817

Gansky et al. BMC Oral Health 2007 7:13   doi:10.1186/1472-6831-7-13

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