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Table 3 Attitudinal and knowledge related predictors of SHS exposure (weighted)

From: Correlates of exposure to secondhand smoke (SHS) at home among non-smoking adults in Bangladesh: findings from the ITC Bangladesh survey

  Exposure to SHS  
   Not exposed   Exposed  
  Freq. % Freq. % Rao-Scott ChiSq DF p value
Smoking should be completely banned in hospitals
Complete ban 1135 53.7 1578 46.3 0.11 1 0.739
Otherwise 41 58.6 38 41.4    
Smoking should be completely banned in workplaces
Complete ban 988 54.2 1303 45.8 0.96 1 0.327
Otherwise 157 57.3 222 42.7    
Smoking should be completely banned in restaurants
Complete ban 946 55.0 1237 45.0 0.22 1 0.636
Otherwise 193 53.2 273 46.8    
Smoking should be completely banned in public transit
Complete ban 1120 53.8 1546 46.2 0.03 1 0.862
Otherwise 49 56.8 55 43.2    
Smoking should be completely banned in schools
Complete ban 1086 53.2 1512 46.8 0.16 1 0.686
Otherwise 51 59.6 46 40.4    
Smoked tobacco is addictive
Does not agree 40 35.6 80 64.4 6.40 2 0.041
Agree 577 52.3 822 47.7    
Strongly agree 542 57.8 697 42.2    
Society disapproves of smoking
Does not agree 95 49.4 162 50.6 0.80 2 0.669
Agree 684 55.6 892 44.4    
Strongly agree 371 57.6 456 42.4    
Have smoking restrictions at work
Not employed 926 51.6 1381 48.4 5.86 2 0.053
Employed, no restrictions 156 60.6 171 39.4    
Employed, some/complete restrictions 96 59.7 83 40.3    
Talk to friends before making a decision
Does not agree 176 44.1 296 55.9 3.96 2 0.138
Agree 734 56.6 902 43.4    
Strongly agree 242 54.9 366 45.1    
Will give up activities if family disapproves
Does not agree 118 49.3 194 50.7 0.57 2 0.750
Agree 706 54.3 926 45.7    
Strongly agree 221 58.2 260 41.8    
Concern that tobacco smoke harms children
Very/extremely concerned 804 57.3 937 42.7 27.84 3 < 0.001
No children in the home 125 60.0 155 40.0    
Unconcerned/a little concerned 14 25.9 47 74.1    
Moderate concerned 170 39.4 408 60.6    
Second-hand smoke causes lung cancer in non-smokers
Yes 918 60.3 994 39.7 20.14 2 < 0.001
No 52 59.6 43 40.4    
Don’t know 195 37.6 569 62.4    
Second-hand smoke causes asthma in kids
Yes 867 58.7 960 41.3 7.11 2 0.029
No 36 50.0 39 50.0    
Don’t know 259 43.8 603 56.2