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Table 2 Survey respondents’ age and smoking behavior by occupation

From: Clearing the air: improving smoke-free policy compliance at the national oncology hospital in Armenia

  Nurses Physicians Non-clinical staff p-value
Age (yrs), mean ± sd 41.51 ± 10.89 43.08 ± 12.43 51.39 ± 10.56 <0.001*
Smoking status% (N)     <0.001**
Current smoker 8.89(8) 34.18(27) 10.53(6)  
Ex-smoker 1.11(1) 16.46(13) 5.26(3)  
Never smoked 90.0(81) 49.37(39) 84.21(48)  
Smoking duration (yrs), mean ± sd 15.67 ± 8.73 17.39 ± 10.37 17.29 ± 17.5 0.92*
Cigarettes/day, mean ± sd 6.67 ± 7.26 17.50 ± 15.24 20.00 ± 7.07 0.19*
Cigarettes/day at work, mean ± sd (N) 1.00 ± 2.65 7.75 ± 7.99 9.0 ± 7.62 <0.09*
Quit attempts in 30 days, % (N) 16.67(1) 34.78(8) 50.00(2) 0.53**
  1. *one-way Anova.
  2. **chi-square test.