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Table 3 Indoor air quality, awareness of the worksite smoke-free policy and indoor smoking behavior before and after the intervention

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

Question Before After p-value*
% (N) %(N)
The air quality (tobacco smoke level) in your building is:
 Good/Fair 69.5(162) 83.6(188) <0.001
 Poor 30.5(71) 16.4(37)
How often do you smell tobacco while you are at work?
 Frequently 53.2(124) 41.8(95) 0.36
 Infrequently/Never 46.8(113) 58.2(142)
Does the hospital have any policy against smoking in the buildings?
 “Yes” answers 75.2(174) 96.4(213) <0.001
Are the official policies about smoking in the building followed?
 “Yes, it is followed” answers 36.0(82) 71.9(161) <0.001
In the past 30 days, have you seen people smoking in the following areas?
 “Yes” answers    
Cafeteria 39.6(88) 25.8(54) <0.001
Offices 57.7(131) 39.6(86) 0.42
Corridors 77.5(179) 53.9(119) <0.001
Stairwells 80.2(186) 49.6(109) <0.001
Lounges in patient care areas 33.5(76) 19.3(41) <0.001
Restrooms 23.3(52) 14.9(31) <0.001
Outside the building 97.4(226) 95.9(212) <0.001
  1. *McNemar test.