Table 3 Attitudes to and training in patient smoking cessation counselling, by country and discipline, Global Health Professions Student Survey, 2005–7
YearCountry% Who thought health professionals have a role in giving advice or information about smoking cessation to patients (95% CI)% Who thought health professionals should get specific training on cessation technique (95% CI)% Who had ever received any formal training in smoking cessation approaches to use with patients in their (medical, dental, nursing or pharmacy) school training (95% CI)
Dental students
2005Albania95.6 (91.2 to 97.9)97.9 (94.2 to 99.3)14.2 (9.7 to 20.2)
2006Armenia79.0 (73.8 to 83.4)80.9 (75.8 to 85.1)36.1 (30.8 to 41.8)
2005Bangladesh98.1 (96.1 to 99.1)97.5 (95.4 to 98.7)24.9 (20.7 to 29.5)
2006Bosnia and Herzegovina, Federation93.0 (91.2 to 94.4)97.2 (96.0 to 98.0)8.5 (6.9 to 10.3)
2006Bosnia and Herzegovina, Republic of Srpska83.0 (81.3 to 84.6)82.9 (81.2 to 84.5)8.2 (7.0 to 9.5)
2006Czech Republic81.5 (80.3 to 82.7)71.4 (70.0 to 72.7)1.3 (1.0 to 1.7)
2005India99.8 (99.8 to 99.9)99.0 (97.9 to 99.6)10.5 (5.8 to 18.1)
2005Iraq, Kurdistan Region71.1 (67.2 to 74.6)87.1 (84.0 to 89.6)35.0 (31.2 to 39.0)
2006Lebanon71.8 (63.9 to 78.6)95.2 (91.5 to 97.4)32.9 (26.2 to 40.3)
2006Lithuania80.3 (73.9 to 85.4)94.6 (90.9 to 96.8)60.0 (52.9 to 66.6)
2006Myanmar97.1 (96.2 to 97.8)95.0 (93.9 to 95.9)45.0 (42.8 to 47.3)
2005Nepal94.5 (92.4 to 96.1)88.4 (85.5 to 90.8)11.2 (8.9 to 14.1)
2006Republic of Serbia88.9 (86.6 to 90.9)85.1 (82.4 to 87.4)20.6 (18.0 to 23.5)
2006Russian Federation, European RegionNA78.7 (77.4 to 80.0)22.5 (21.2 to 23.8)
2006Slovakia†55.380.514.0
2006Syrian Arab Republic97.7 (97.2 to 98.2)96.2 (95.4 to 96.8)13.9 (12.8 to 15.1)
2006Thailand93.9 (93.4 to 94.3)81.0 (80.3 to 81.7)14.6 (14.0 to 15.3)
2007Tunisia96.0 (93.2 to 97.6)96.8 (94.3 to 98.3)14.6 (11.2 to 19.0)
Medical students
2005Albania95.0 (93.8 to 95.9)97.1 (96.2 to 97.8)10.3 (9.0 to 11.9)
2005Argentina, Buenos Aires98.8 (98.3 to 99.1)91.3 (90.1 to 92.3)5.2 (4.4 to 6.1)
2006Armenia81.2 (76.4 to 85.2)83.9 (79.4 to 87.6)32.3 (27.5 to 37.6)
2006Bangladesh71.1 (45.5 to 87.9)87.8 (80.9 to 92.4)25.0 (12.3 to 44.1)
2006Bolivia87.7 (84.6 to 90.2)95.4 (93.5 to 96.8)20.5 (14.3 to 28.5)
2006Bosnia and Herzegovina, Federation80.9 (79.4 to 82.3)89.2 (88.0 to 90.3)7.4 (6.5 to 8.4)
2006Bosnia and Herzegovina, Republic of Srpska91.9 (91.2 to 92.5)82.9 (82.0 to 83.9)15.9 (15.0 to 16.9)
2006Brazil, Rio de Janeiro81.9 (80.6 to 83.1)94.2 (93.4 to 95.0)21.3 (20.0 to 22.7)
2005Croatia97.7 (96.8 to 98.4)71.7 (69.3 to 73.9)14.5 (12.8 to 16.4)
2006Czech Republic81.8 (79.6 to 83.8)61.0 (58.3 to 63.6)1.4 (0.9 to 2.2)
2005Egypt91.1 (89.6 to 92.4)92.5 (90.4 to 94.2)20.9 (18.4 to 23.6)
2006Ghana99.4 (98.4 to 99.8)98.7 (97.2 to 99.4)17.9 (14.7 to 21.6)
2005India96.9 (95.1 to 98.0)91.0 (89.3 to 92.5)22.3 (18.3 to 27.0)
2006Indonesia98.0 (97.1 to 98.6)95.5 (92.8 to 97.3)21.8 (5.6 to 56.9)
2005Iraq, Kurdistan Region64.1 (61.5 to 66.7)77.5 (75.2 to 79.7)31.1 (28.6 to 33.6)
2006Lebanon89.9 (87.6 to 91.8)93.8 (91.8 to 95.3)29.1 (26.0 to 32.5)
2006Lithuania87.9 (85.0 to 90.4)96.3 (94.5 to 97.5)24.2 (20.9 to 27.8)
2006Myanmar94.6 (94.1 to 95.0)96.3 (95.9 to 96.6)43.5 (42.6 to 44.4)
2005Nepal96.9 (93.2 to 98.6)93.2 (86.2 to 96.8)23.3 (16.1 to 32.5)
2006Peru92.9 (90.9 to 94.4)98.8 (97.3 to 99.5)26.5 (20.8 to 33.1)
2006Republic of Serbia90.0 (89.1 to 90.9)81.5 (80.3 to 82.6)21.3 (20.1 to 22.6)
2006Russian Federation, European RegionNA77.1 (76.1 to 78.0)20.7 (19.8 to 21.6)
2006Saudi Arabia97.7 (96.9 to 98.3)87.0 (85.3 to 88.5)6.7 (5.6 to 8.1)
2006Slovakia59.6 (58.2 to 61.1)71.1 (69.8 to 72.4)3.0 (2.5 to 3.5)
2006Sri Lanka94.0 (93.0 to 94.9)90.5 (89.3 to 91.5)16.8 (15.4 to 18.2)
2006Syrian Arab Republic95.7 (95.3 to 96.0)96.8 (96.5 to 97.1)29.3 (28.6 to 30.1)
2007Tunisia95.4 (94.4 to 96.2)94.0 (92.9 to 94.9)24.6 (22.7 to 26.5)
2005Uganda98.8 (97.7 to 99.3)97.3 (95.9 to 98.2)15.9 (13.5 to 18.6)
2007Vietnam80.4 (79.7 to 81.1)92.0 (91.5 to 92.4)27.4 (26.6 to 28.2)
Nursing students
2005Albania89.4 (87.2 to 91.4)96.7 (95.3 to 97.7)22.6 (16.8 to 24.3)
2006Bolivia88.6 (75.2 to 95.3)98.5 (91.8 to 99.7)37.4 (14.7 to 67.5)
2005Bosnia and Herzegovina, FederationNA90.3 (87.8 to 92.3)28.6 (23.7 to 34.0)
2007Brazil, Rio de Janeiro72.9 (57.5 to 84.2)95.1 (93.1 to 96.5)55.6 (39.4 to 70.7)
2006Czech Republic71.6 (68.5 to 74.5)66.5 (63.3 to 69.6)7.4 (5.9 to 9.3)
2006Ghana97.2 (95.7 to 98.2)98.6 (97.5 to 99.2)18.5 (15.8 to 21.5)
2005Iraq, Kurdistan Region72.8 (47.8 to 88.6)65.6 (3.5 to 99.0)57.2 (0.5 to 99.7)
2006Lebanon85.4 (83.1 to 87.4)96.4 (94.9 to 97.4)43.7 (40.6 to 46.8)
2006Lithuania87.0 (84.6 to 89.2)96.5 (95.1 to 97.5)34.2 (31.4 to 37.1)
2006Peru94.3 (91.5 to 96.2)96.0 (93.0 to 97.8)30.7 (22.7 to 40.1)
2006Republic of Korea95.6 (89.6 to 98.2)87.4 (85.4 to 89.2)37.6 (29.4 to 46.7)
2006Republic of Serbia88.0 (86.3 to 89.4)79.0 (74.4 to 82.9)39.0 (32.7 to 45.8)
2006Slovakia57.5 (56.0 to 59.1)71.3 (69.9 to 72.7)11.2 (10.3 to 12.2)
2006Sri Lanka84.4 (83.3 to 85.5)77.8 (76.5 to 79.1)21.2 (19.9 to 22.6)
2006Syrian Arab Republic98.2 (98.0 to 98.4)97.3 (97.1 to 97.6)30.6 (29.9 to 31.3)
2006Thailand99.0 (98.0 to 99.5)96.2 (95.0 to 97.2)13.6 (10.6 to 17.4)
2007Tunisia82.9 (80.5 to 85.0)93.8 (92.1 to 95.1)45.0 (42.0 to 48.1)
2005Uganda98.4 (97.8 to 98.9)97.1 (96.3 to 97.7)35.1 (33.2 to 37.0)
Pharmacy students
2005Albania86.6 (83.9 to 89.0)98.1 (96.8 to 98.9)7.7 (5.9 to 10.0)
2006Armenia69.4 (66.1 to 72.5)85.9 (83.2 to 88.2)41.0 (37.7 to 44.5)
2006Bosnia and Herzegovina, Federation81.0 (79.3 to 82.5)84.8 (83.2 to 86.2)1.0 (0.6 to 1.5)
2006Bosnia and Herzegovina, Republic of Srpska73.8 (72.8 to 74.8)71.4 (70.3 to 72.5)2.4 (2.1 to 2.8)
2006Ghana99.1 (98.3 to 99.6)98.3 (97.2 to 98.9)32.5 (29.6 to 35.5)
2005Iraq, Kurdistan Region58.4 (47.8 to 68.4)65.9 (55.2 to 75.2)30.7 (21.8 to 41.3)
2006Lebanon86.1 (83.0 to 88.7)97.1 (95.4 to 98.2)19.8 (16.7 to 23.3)
2006Myanmar96.5 (95.6 to 97.2)97.1 (96.2 to 97.7)26.6 (24.7 to 28.5)
2006Peru92.7 (91.6 to 93.7)97.8 (97.1 to 98.3)20.5 (19.0 to 22.2)
2005Philippines99.3 (98.3 to 99.7)93.9 (91.7 to 95.5)36.6 (30.6 to 43.1)
2006Republic of Serbia85.1 (82.8 to 87.2)85.7 (83.4 to 87.7)23.4 (20.9 to 26.1)
2006Russian Federation, European RegionNA78.3 (73.9 to 82.1)17.2 (13.8 to 21.4)
2006Slovakia*58.473.92.5
2006Syrian Arab Republic97.8 (97.4 to 98.2)98.5 (98.2 to 98.8)24.5 (23.4 to 25.6)
2006Thailand98.2 (97.9 to 98.5)93.1 (92.5 to 93.7)19.2 (18.3 to 20.1)
  • NA, question not asked.

  • *No confidence intervals were reported because the survey was conducted of a census of students and achieved a 100% response rate.