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Table 3 Service and staff characteristics associated with unsupportive attitudes towards smoking cessation carea

From: Addressing tobacco in Australian alcohol and other drug treatment settings: a cross-sectional survey of staff attitudes and perceived barriers

Statement OR 95%CIs P
Most drug and alcohol clients who smoke are not interested in doing anything about their smoking
 Smoking status (reference: ex-smoker)    0.010
  Current-smoker 2.61 1.37,4.99 0.004
  Neversmoker 1.71 1.00,2.90 0.049
 Number of years in the AOD field (reference: 10+ years)    0.005
   < 1 year 8.62 2.50,29.71 0.001
  1–3 years 1.70 0.83,3.49 0.150
  4–6 years 2.22 1.07,4.61 0.032
  7–9 years 2.59 1.17,5.70 0.018
Increasing restrictions on smoking in this organisation would increase client aggression towards staff
 Non-government managed service (reference: government managed service) 2.81 1.59,4.98 <0.001
 Smoking status (reference: ex-smoker)    0.008
  Current-smoker 3.03 1.50,6.12 0.002
  Never smoker 1.80 0.95,3.42 0.072
Smoking is a personal choice and it is not this organisation’s role to interfere
 Smoking status (reference: ex-smoker)    0.016
  Current-smoker 2.95 1.41,6.18 0.004
  Never smoker 1.76 0.87,3.53 0.114
  1. aBinary logistic regression was used to examine the staff and service characteristics associated with agreement to each of the three unsupportive attitude statements. Variables shown in the table are those that showed a significant association to each statement. Each model included service ownership, gender, age, smoking status, number of years in the AOD field