TABLE 4.

Parent Smokers’ Behavior and Attitudes

Baseline* (N = 55)2-Month Follow-up (N = 55)P Values
Smoking in home and car (%)
 Ever smokes inside home33 (60)8 (15)<.0001
 Smoked in room with child present in the past month25 (45)16 (29).03
 Smoked in car with child present in the past month17 (31)3 (5).0002
 Has rules about nobody smoking in the house16 (29)39 (71)<.0001
Attitudes (mean)
 How much does smoking in car affect health of children (1 = not at all, 5 = great extent)4.014.84<.0001
 How important that you not smoke in same car as child (1 = not at all, 5 = great extent)4.594.77.25
 How much does smoke in household affect3.674.82<.0001
  child’s health (1 = not at all, 5 = great extent)
 How important is it that you not smoke in the same room as child (1 = not at all, 5 = great extent)4.754.88.34
 How much can smoking harm your own health (1 = not at all, 5 = great extent)4.654.88.004
 How much can smoking harm the health of your child (1 = not at all, 5 = great extent)4.584.94.0002
  • * This column represents the baseline responses of those parents who were followed at 2 months.

  • McNemar repeated measures, paired comparison test used for “Smoking in home and car.” Wilcoxon sign rank test used for “Attitudes” because scores were not normally distributed and small sample size prohibited parametric comparison.