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Table 4 Associations between practitioner confidence advising patients regarding electronic cigarettes and demographic and smoking-related variables

From: Electronic cigarettes: a survey of perceived patient use and attitudes among members of the British thoracic oncology group

Variable   Confident advising patients regarding e-cigarettes
  Agree n (%) Neutral n (%) Disagree n (%) p-value
Agea     0.651
  18-29 years 0 (0) 1 (2.6) 2 (3.0)  
  30-49 years 16 (57.1) 26 (66.7) 41 (62.1)  
  50-69 years 12 (42.9) 10 (25.6) 41 (62.1)  
  70 years and above 0 (0) 2 (5.1) 1 (1.5)  
Gendera     0.012*
  Male 17 (60.7) 13 (33.3) 19 (28.8)  
  Female 11 (39.3) 26 (66.7) 47 (71.2)  
Employment specialitya     0.030*
  Nursing 5 (17.9) 12 (30.8) 33 (50.0)  
  Respiratory 10 (35.7) 9 (23.1) 12 (18.2)  
  Clinical Oncology 9 (32.1) 7 (17.9) 7 (10.6)  
  Medical Oncology 1 (3.6) 5 (12.8) 5 (7.6)  
  Surgery 3 (10.7) 2 (5.1) 4 (6.1)  
  Other 0 (0) 4 (10.3) 5 (7.6)  
Smoking statusa     0.969
  Never 8 (28.6) 11 (28.2) 20 (30.3)  
  Ever 20 (71.4) 28 (71.8) 46 (69.7)  
E-cigarette statusa     0.633
  Never 3 (10.7) 3 (7.7) 4 (6.1)  
  Ever 25 (89.3) 36 (92.3) 62 (93.9)  
  1. aFigures do not equate to 141 due to some missing data, * p < 0.05