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Table 4 Likelihood* of continued smoking among all ever smokers ("unsuccessful quitters") 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) 1.3(0.9-1.8) 1.6(1.1-2.3) 1.6(1.1-2.3) 1.1(0.8-1.7)
  OR educational level 2 (95% CI) 2.0(1.3-3.1) 1.8(1.3-2.4) 2.1(1.3-3.2) 1.4(1.0-2.0)
  OR educational level 1 (95% CI) 2.4(1.5-3.9) 2.0(1.4-2.8) 2.7 (1.7-4.3) 2.0(1.3-2.9)
  Attributable fraction (AF) educational level 3 0.08 0.19 0.15 0.06
  Attributable fraction (AF) educational level 2 0.20 0.22 0.20 0.15
  Attributable fraction (AF) educational level 1 0.24 0.25 0.25 0.25
  sTAF educational level 3 0.04 0.04 0.05 0.01
  sTAF educational level 2 0.04 0.10 0.05 0.07
  sTAF educational level 1 0.05 0.05 0.06 0.06
  Total attributable fraction (TAF) 0.12 0.19 0.16 0.14
45-64 years      
  OR educational level 4     
  OR educational level 3 (95% CI) 1.9 (1.3-2.9) 1.2 (0.8-1.7) 1.9 (1.3-3.0) 0.8 (0.6-1.2)
  OR educational level 2 (95% CI) 2.1 (1.4-3.2) 1.9 (1.3-2.8) 1.8 (1.2-2.6) 0.9 (0.7-1.4)
  OR educational level 1 (95% CI) 4.6 (2.8-7.7) 1.8 (1.4-2.5) 2.3 (1.4-3.6) 1.6(1.2-2.1)
  Attributable fraction (AF) educational level 3 0.27 0.08 0.26 -0.16
  Attributable fraction (AF) educational level 2 0.29 0.29 0.23 -0.03
  Attributable fraction (AF) educational level 1 0.44 0.28 0.30 0.23
  sTAF educational level 3 0.08 0.01 0.07 -0.02
  sTAF educational level 2 0.08 0.05 0.09 -0.00
  sTAF educational level 1 0.12 0.15 0.06 0.14
  Total attributable fraction (TAF) 0.28 0.21 0.21 0.11
65+ years      
  OR educational level 4 1 1 1 1
  OR educational level 3 (95% CI) 0.7 (0.3-1.5) 0.4 (0.1-1.5) 0.9 (0.4-1.7) 0.6 (0.3-1.4)
  OR educational level 2 (95% CI) 1.0 (0.5-2.2) 1.0 (0.3-3.0) 1.1 (0.7-2.0) 0.9 (0.3-2.4)
  OR educational level 1 (95% CI) 1.6 (0.8-3.2) 1.4 (0.6-3.3) 1.7 (0.9-3.0) 1.1 (0.6-2.0)
  Attributable fraction (AF) educational level 3 -0.26 -0.86 -0.10 -0.49
  Attributable fraction (AF) educational level 2 0.02 0.01 0.07 -0.10
  Attributable fraction (AF) educational level 1 0.19 0.21 0.24 0.07
  sTAF educational level 3 -0.04 -0.04 -0.01 -0.04
  sTAF educational level 2 0.01 0.00 0.03 -0.01
  sTAF educational level 1 0.09 0.17 0.08 0.05
  Total attributable fraction (TAF) 0.06 0.13 0.10 0.01
All ages      
  OR educational level 4 1 1 1 1
  OR educational level 3 (95% CI) 1.4 (1.1-1.8) 1.4 (1.1-1.7) 1.7 (1.3-2.2) 1.0 (0.8-1.2)
  OR educational level 2 (95% CI) 1.5 (1.2-2.0) 2.0 (1.6-2.5) 1.5 (1.1-1.9) 1.6 (1.3-2.0)
  OR educational level 1 (95% CI) 2.3 (1.7-3.1) 1.5 (1.2-1.9) 2.1 (1.6-2.7) 1.2 (1.0-1.5)
  Attributable fraction (AF) educational level 3 0.14 0.15 0.20 -0.02
  Attributable fraction (AF) educational level 2 0.17 0.28 0.15 0.23
  Attributable fraction (AF) educational level 1 0.28 0.19 0.25 0.11
  sTAF educational level 3 0.05 0.03 0.06 0.00
  sTAF educational level 2 0.04 0.09 0.05 0.07
  sTAF educational level 1 0.07 0.08 0.06 0.05
  Total attributable fraction (TAF) 15.8 18.8 16.2 11.0
  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