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Table 3 Likelihood* of being a daily smoker by educational level, and attributable fractions, for men and women, Denmark and Sweden

From: Differences in socioeconomic and gender inequalities in tobacco smoking in Denmark and Sweden; a cross sectional comparison of the equity effect of different public health policies

   Women Men
   Denmark Sweden Denmark Sweden
18-44 years      
  OR educational level 4 1 1 1 1
  OR educational level 3 (95% CI) 2.1 (1.6-2.8) 2.1 (1.5-2.9) 1.8 (1.4-2.4) 1.4 (1.0-2.0)
  OR educational level 2 (95% CI) 2.8 (2.0-4.0) 2.9 (2.1-3.9) 2.6 (1.9-3.7) 1.8 (1.4-2.5)
  OR educational level 1 (95% CI) 4.8 (3.4-6.9) 6.6 (4.7-9.2) 4.8 (3.4-6.7) 5.3 (3.8-7.5)
  Attributable fraction (AF) educational level 3 0.41 0.47 0.36 0.25
  Attributable fraction (AF) educational level 2 0.51 0.59 0.49 0.41
  Attributable fraction (AF) educational level 1 0.63 0.77 0.63 0.74
  sTAF educational level 3 0.17 0.10 0.12 0.04
  sTAF educational level 2 0.10 0.27 0.12 0.18
  sTAF educational level 1 0.13 0.19 0.17 0.21
  Total attributable fraction (TAF) 0.41 0.55 0.40 0.43
45-64 years      
  OR educational level 4 1 1 1 1
  OR educational level 3 (95% CI) 1.7 (1.2-2.5) 1.7 (1.2-2.4) 1.9 (1.4-2.8) 1.0 (0.7-1.4)
  OR educational level 2 (95% CI) 1.8 (1.2-2.5) 2.8 (2.0-4.0) 2.0 (1.4-2.8) 1.1 (0.8-1.6)
  OR educational level 1 (95% CI) 3.0 (2.0-4.4) 2.4 (1.8-3.2) 2.6 (1.7-3.9) 2.2 (1.7-2.9)
  Attributable fraction (AF) educational level 3 0.31 0.35 0.35 -0.03
  Attributable fraction (AF) educational level 2 0.33 0.55 0.35 0.09
  Attributable fraction (AF) educational level 1 0.50 0.50 0.44 0.46
  sTAF educational level 3 0.09 0.06 0.09 0.00
  sTAF educational level 2 0.09 0.10 0.14 0.01
  sTAF educational level 1 0.14 0.28 0.08 0.29
  Total attributable fraction (TAF) 0.32 0.43 0.31 0.29
65-80 years      
  OR educational level 4 1 1 1 1
  OR educational level 3 (95% CI) 0.7 (0.4-1.6) 0.5 (0.2-1.9) 1.4 (0.7-2.6) 0.7 (0.3-1.6)
  OR educational level 2 (95% CI) 1.2 (0.6-2.3) 0.9 (0.3-2.7) 1.9 (1.1-3.3) 0.6 (0.2-1.7)
  OR educational level 1 (95% CI) 1.4 (0.7-2.6) 1.2 (0.5-2.7) 2.8 (1.6-4.9) 1.0 (0.6-1.8)
  Attributable fraction (AF) educational level 3 -0.25 -0.72 0.21 -0.45
  Attributable fraction (AF) educational level 2 0.12 -0.07 0.37 -0.48
  Attributable fraction (AF) educational level 1 0.20 0.13 0.49 0.02
  sTAF educational level 3 -0.03 -0.03 0.03 -0.04
  sTAF educational level 2 0.04 -0.01 0.14 -0.03
  sTAF educational level 1 0.09 0.11 0.17 0.02
  Total attributable fraction (TAF) 0.10 0.08 0.34 -0.04
All ages      
  OR educational level 4 1 1 1 1
  OR educational level 3 (95% CI) 1.8 (1.4-2.2) 1.8 (1.4-2.2) 1.8 (1.4-2.2) 1.1 (0.8-1.4)
  OR educational level 2 (95% CI) 2.1 (1.6-2.6) 2.5 (2.0-3.1) 2.3 (1.9-2.9) 1.4 (1.1-1.7)
  OR educational level 1 (95% CI) 3.0 (2.4-3.7) 2.5 (2.0-3.1) 3.5 (2.8-4.4) 2.5 (2.0-3.0)
  Attributable fraction (AF) educational level 3 0.34 0.39 0.33 0.07
  Attributable fraction (AF) educational level 2 0.40 0.53 0.43 0.23
  Attributable fraction (AF) educational level 1 0.52 0.54 0.54 0.52
  sTAF educational level 3 0.11 0.07 0.09 0.01
  sTAF educational level 2 0.10 0.16 0.14 0.06
  sTAF educational level 1 0.14 0.23 0.13 0.25
  Total attributable fraction (TAF) 0.35 0.46 0.36 0.32
  1. * likelihood expressed as Odds Ratios (OR), where highest educational level (4) is the reference group Weighted data. N = 19 635
  2. Educational level 4 = 15+ years education
  3. Educational level 3 = 13-14 years education
  4. Educational level 2 = 11-12 years education
  5. Educational level 1 = up to 10 years education