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Table 4 Staff and students awareness of campus tobacco smoking policy at T1 and T2

From: A cross sectional evaluation of a total smoking ban at a large Australian university

Total Sample
Baseline (n = 968)
Post (n = 636)
Non-smokers N (%) Ex-smokers N (%) Smokers N (%) Total # of participants who agree with the statement N (%)
Total
 T1 771 107 90  
 T2 489 93 54  
Awareness of policy
 Yes
  Baseline 405 (52.5) 72 (67.3) 65 (72.2) 542 (56)
  Post 396 (78.7) 83 (86.5) 43 (78.2) 522 (79.8)
  Significance (T1/T2) 0.000** 0.000** 0.322 0.000**
 No
  Baseline 189 (24.5) 12 (11.2) 19 (21.1) 220 (22.7)
  Post 47 (9.3) 12 (12.5) 4 (7.3) 63 (9.6)
  Significance (T1/T2) 0.000** 0.711 0.03* 0.000**
 Don’t know/not sure
  Baseline 177 (23) 23 (21.5) 6 (6.7) 206 (21.3)
  Post 60 (11.9) 1 (1) 8 (14.5) 69 (10.6)
  Significance (T1/T2) 0.000** 0.000** 0.11 0.000**
Describe the policy
 No policy on tobacco smoking in place
  Baseline 43 (5.6) 4 (3.7) 3 (3.3) 50 (5.2)
  Post 22 (4.4) 3 (3.1) 6 (10.9) 31 (4.7)
  Significance (T1/T2) 0.401 0.842 0.062 0.697
 Staff, students, and visitors are allowed to smoke tobacco in designated areas of campus buildings
  Baseline 65 (8.4) 9 (8.4) 13 (14.4) 87 (9)
  Post 25 (5) 4 (4.2) 2 (3.6) 31 (4.7)
  Significance (T1/T2) 0.026* 0.238 0.041* 0.001**
 Staff, students, and visitors are allowed to smoke tobacco in designated areas of the campus grounds but not inside the buildings
  Baseline 447 (58) 65 (60.7) 56 (62.2) 568 (58.7)
  Post 62 (12.3) 10 (10.4) 4 (7.3) 76 (11.6)
  Significance (T1/T2) 0.000** 0.000** 0.000** 0.000**
 Staff, students, and visitors are banned from smoking tobacco throughout the campus; this includes all university buildings grounds and vehicles
  Baseline 61 (7.9) 11 (10.3) 5 (5.6) 77 (8)
  Post 324 (64.4) 69 (71.9) 38 (69.1) 431 (65.9)
  Significance (T1/T2) 0.000** 0.000** 0.000** 0.000**
 Don’t know/not sure
  Baseline 155 (20.1) 18 (16.8) 13 (14.4) 186 (19.2)
  Post 70 (13.9) 10 (10.4) 5 (9.1) 85 (13)
  Significance (T1/T2) 0.009** 0.219 0.363 0.001**
  1. * p < 0.05, ** p < 0.01