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Table 3 Health fair participants’ report on their knowledge of smoking and commitment to establishing a SFH (n = 201)

From: A community-wide school health project for the promotion of smoke-free homes

   n (%)    
Gender       
 Male   61 (30.3)    
 Female   130 (64.7)    
Age (mean = 24.4)       
 19 or younger   51 (25.4)    
 20–34   57 (28.4)    
 35–49   40 (19.9)    
 50–64   32 (15.9)    
 65 or older   18 (9.0)    
  Total Significant increase Increase
n (%) n (%) n (%)
Knowledge of smoking and passive smoking
 Effect of smoking on health 156 (77.6) 61 (30.3) 95 (47.3)
 How second-hand smoke exposure affects health 155 (77.1) 64 (31.8) 91 (45.3)
 How third-hand smoke exposure affects health 143 (71.1) 64 (31.8) 79 (39.3)
Knowledge and practice of SFH       
 Awareness of establishing SFH 161 (80.1) 73 (36.3) 88 (43.8)
 Confidence in practicing SFH 158 (78.6) 78 (38.8) 80 (39.8)
    n (%)   
Among those who do not smoke (n = 162)       
 Never smoked, and pledge not to smoke in the future 150 (92.6)     
Among those who smoked (n = 39)       
 Smoke, and pledge to take action to quit    31 (79.5)   
 Smoke, and pledge not to smoke at home    33 (84.6)   
Participants agreed to       
 Pledge to support SFH    184 (91.5)   
 Promote SFH to family and friends    176 (87.6)   
 Advise family not to smoke at home    167 (83.1)   
 Advise family to quit smoking    171 (85.1)   
 Discuss with family the ways to establish SFH    158 (78.6)   
 Place a no-smoking sign at home    140 (69.7)   
 Ask smokers to dispose of lit cigarettes before entering the home 154 (76.6)     
 Inform visitors of your SFH policy    157 (78.1)   
Achievements made by families       
 Established an SFH policy    30 (14.9)   
 Placed a no-smoking sign at home    33 (16.4)   
 Had smoking visitors dispose of lit cigarettes before entering the home 32 (15.9)     
 Informed visitors of their SFH policy    26 (12.9)