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Table 3 Predictors of trying to quit during 14 months of followup, adult Mexican smokers*

From: Consumption of single cigarettes and quitting behavior: A longitudinal analysis of Mexican smokers

Baseline independent variables % tried to quit Crude OR Adjusted OR**
Entire population 43.7% -- --
Frequency of buying singles None 40.2% 1 1
  3 or less times/mo 46.9% 1.32[0.91 - 1.90] 0.95[0.55 - 1.65]
  Weekly or more 50.0% 1.49[0.98 - 2.26] 0.89[0.45 - 1.76]
Frequency of buying singles to reduce consumption None 40.7% 1 1
  3 or less times/mo 49.4% 1.42[0.84 - 2.41] 1.45[0.77 - 2.72]
  Weekly or more 55.4% 1.81[1.31 - 2.51]c 1.56[0.89 - 2.74]
Urge to smoke when see singles sold None 42.0% 1 1
  3 or less times/mo 45.0% 1.13[0.67 - 1.92] 0.99[0.58 - 1.70]
  Weekly or more 47.6% 1.26[0.91 - 1.74] 0.98[0.67 - 1.41]
Observations     1155
  1. a: p < 0.05; b: p < 0.01; c: p < 0.001.
  2. *logistic regression models estimated; all independent variables were assessed at baseline.
  3. **model adjusts for all variables shown in the table, as well as baseline age, sex, education, income, smoking intensity, previous year quit attempts, and intention to quit.
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