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Table 4 Attitudes of hospital staff towards smoke-free policies and second-hand smoke exposure

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

Item   Number Percent Adjusted OR* 95% CI
A smoke-free hospital would improve the quality of care the patient receives (Agree) Admin** 90 82.6% 1.0  
Physicians 223 83.8% 1.4 0.63 3.1
  Nurses 227 90.4% 2.2 0.84 5.7
Smoke from someone else's cigarette is unhealthy for non-smokers (Agree) Admin 97 89.8% 1.0  
Physicians 260 97.7% 4.6 1.41 15.1
  Nurses 245 97.2% 3.6 1.04 12.6
The smoking habits of health professionals influence others (Agree) Admin 100 91.7% 1.0  
Physicians 258 97.0% 3.0 0.93 10.0
  Nurses 236 93.7% 1.7 0.51 5.9
Cessation programs should be offered to employees (Agree) Admin 101 92.7% 1.0  
Physicians 254 95.5% 6.8 1.68 27.3
  Nurses 239 95.2% 2.2 0.60 7.7
A hospital should be a smoke-free environment (Agree) Admin 105 97.2% 1.0  
Physicians 256 96.2% 1.2 0.30 4.6
  Nurses 246 97.6% 1.4 0.27 7.4
Hospital employees who work in offices or areas removed from direct patient care should be allowed to smoke (Disagree) Admin 76 69.7% 1.0  
Physicians 196 73.7% 1.4 0.77 2.6
  Nurses 155 61.3% 0.7 0.36 1.3
A smoke-free policy is hard to enforce (Disagree) Admin 46 42.2% 1.0  
Physicians 142 53.6% 2.1 1.28 3.5
  Nurses 104 41.6% 1.2 0.66 2.0
Having a smoke-free policy is unfair to smokers (Disagree) Admin 90 84.1% 1.0  
Physicians 234 88.0% 2.6 1.08 6.1
  Nurses 223 88.8% 1.2 0.47 3.1
Hospitals with smoke-free policies are likely to lose patients (Disagree) Admin 86 79.6% 1.0  
Physicians 205 77.1% 2.6 1.24 5.4
  Nurses 186 73.5% 0.9 0.45 2.0
Smoking bans at hospitals would positively influence job performance (Agree) Admin 59 54.6% 1.0  
Physicians 190 71.7% 2.0 1.21 3.3
  Nurses 190 75.7% 2.1 1.20 3.6
Smoking bans at hospitals would positively affect the public image of the hospital (Agree) Admin 74 68.5% 1.0  
Physicians 245 92.8% 5.5 2.79 10.8
  Nurses 226 89.7% 3.3 1.63 6.6
  1. *Logistic regression **Administrative employees.