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Table 4 Factors associated with agreement with statements regarding smoke-free policy, multivariate logistic regression

From: A smoke-free medical campus in Jerusalem: data for action

   Percentage of agreement (%) OR (95 % CI) P-value
Smoking on campus should only be permitted in designated smoking areas Smoking status Current 73.1 1.0 a < 0.01
Past 82.4 2.2 (0.6–7.3)
Never 98.7 39.4 (8.8–176.7)
Awareness of the smoke-free campus policy Unaware/uncertain 90.9 1.0 <0.01
Aware 97.2 5.3 (1.6–17.9)
All campus buildings should be smoke-free Smoking status Current 84.6 1.0
Past 84.3 0.8 (0.2–3.0) a<0.01
Never 97.4 7.0 (1.8–27.5)
Smelling cigarette smoke Did not smell 90.8 1.0 <0.01
Smelled 97.0 4.2 (1.4–12.8)
The smoking policy ban is unfair to smokers Smoking status Never 14.5 1.0 b0.02
Current 30.8 2.4 (0.7–7.6)
Past 29.4 3.4 (1.4–8.5)
Track Pharmacy 30.9 1.0 <0.01
Medicine 13.0 0.3 (0.2–0.7)
Dentistry 11.6 0.3 (0.1–0.8)
All campus areas should be smoke-free Smoking status Current 7.7 1.0 0.02
Past 25.5 3.1 (0.6–15.5)
Never 47.8 9.5 (2.2–31.5)
Observing smokers in open area Didn’t observe 34.3 1.0 <0.01
Observed 55.1 2.1 (1.2–3.6)
Smoking should be restricted to the campus gates, up to a distance of 10 m Smoking status Current 11.5 1.0 a < 0.01
Past 31.4 2.9 (0.8–11.3)
Never 47.8 6.8 (2.0–23.5)
Family status Unmarried 38.1 1.0 <0.01
Married 53.0 2.0 (1.2–3.4)
  1. aSignificant difference was found only between current and never smokers
  2. bSignificant difference was found only between past and never smokers