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Table 1 Distribution of anti-smoking signs, educational posters and cigarette butts in the hospital

From: Implementation, barriers and challenges of smoke-free policies in hospitals in Egypt

Item inspected No Yes Total
  N % N %  
Presence of anti-smoking signs 70 47 79 53 149
 Entrance 7 10.3 61 89.7 68
 Reception 24 34.8 45 65.2 69
 Waiting areas 15 21.4 55 78.6 70
 Patients’ wards 40 74.1 14 25.9 54
 Employees' rooms 40 58.8 28 41.2 68
 Physicians' rooms 43 76.8 13 23.2 56
 Nurses' room 41 78.8 11 21.2 52
 Outpatient clinics 27 46.6 31 53.4 58
 Elevator 39 73.6 14 26.4 53
 Corridors 22 32.8 45 67.2 67
 Stairs 35 59.3 24 40.7 59
Poster for anti-smoking laws 147 99.3 1 0.7 148
Educational posters 143 96.6 5 3.4 148
Presence of ashtrays 129 87.2 19 12.8 148
Presence of designated smoking areas 149 100 0 0 149
Presence of cigarette butts      
 Entrance 87 59.6 59 40.4 146
 Reception 111 78.7 30 21.3 141
 Waiting areas 97 67.4 47 32.6 144
 Patient wards 130 92.2 11 7.8 141
 Employees' rooms 114 80.9 27 19.1 141
 Physicians' rooms 116 82.3 25 17.7 141
 Nurses' room 129 91.5 12 8.5 141
 Outpatient clinics 104 75.4 34 24.6 138
 Elevator 113 82.5 24 17.5 137
 Corridors 98 68.5 45 31.5 143
 Stairs 105 75 35 25 140