TABLE 5.

Parental Smokers’ Attitudes

AttitudesBaseline* (N = 63)Follow-up (N = 63)P
How much does smoking in the car affect health of children? (1 = not at all, 5 = great extent)4.544.76.015
How much does smoke in the household affect health of children? (1 = not at all, 5 = great extent)4.354.65<.001
How important is it that people not smoke in the some room as your child? (1 = not at all; 5 = great extent)4.684.89.015
How important is it that people not smoke in the same car as child? (1 = not at all, 5 = great extent)4.604.90.001
How important is it that people not smoke in the same house or apartment as your child?4.294.79<.001
How important is it that people not smoke while holding or sitting close to your child?4.784.94.056
How important is it to keep child away from cigarette smoke in public places such as restaurants and shopping malls (1 = not at all; 5 = great extent)4.484.62.178
  • * This column represents the mean baseline response of those parents who were followed-up at 2 months.

  • Wilcoxon signed-rank test was used for “Attitudes” because scores are not normally distributed and small sample size prohibits parametric comparison.