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Table 4 Variables associated with nicotine dependency among tobacco users

From: Tobacco use and nicotine dependency in a cross-sectional representative sample of 18,018 individuals in Andaman and Nicobar Islands, India

  Nicotine dependent Univariate OR (95% CI)* Multivariate OR (95% CI)*
Gender (n,%)    
Male 889 (9.7) 1 1
Female 267 (3.0) 0.29 (0.25–0.33) 0.44 (0.34–0.57)
Age group, years (n, %)    
14–29 190 (2.5) 1 1
30–39 274 (6.9) 2.89 (2.40–3.50) 1.61 (1.29–2.02)
40–49 271 (9.3) 4.02 (3.32–4.86) 1.77 (1.39–2.25)
50–59 227 (12.8) 5.79 (4.74–7.08) 2.22 (1.72–2.87)
60 plus 194 (12.0) 5.36 (4.35–6.60) 1.92 (1.44–2.56)
Population groups (n, %)    
Settler 415 (6.8) 1 1
Non-settler 350 (4.7) 0.67 (0.58–0.78) 0.64 (0.55–0.74)
Ranchi 232 (11.4) 1.78 (1.50–2.11) 1.21 (1.00–1.47)
Nicobarese 143 (7.6) 1.13 (0.93–1.37) 0.88 (0.71–1.09)
Pre-42 16 (3.5) 0.50 (0.30–0.83) 0.47 (0.28–0.80)
Educational status (n, %)    
0–4 years 459 (9.7) 3.08 (2.51–3.78) 1.77 (1.40–2.23)
5–10 years 576 (5.9) 1.80 (1.47–2.19) 1.32 (1.07–1.63)
>10 years 121 (3.4) 1 1
Marital status (n, %)    
Never married 134 (2.5) 1 1
Married/living with partner 920 (8.0) 3.45 (2.87–4.15) 1.25 (0.98–1.60)
Widowed/Divorced/Seperated 102 (9.3) 4.05 (3.10–5.28) 1.58 (1.12–2.24)
Employement (n, %)    
Employed 789 (11.0) 1 1
Unemployed 151 (6.6) 0.57 (0.47–0.68) 0.70 (0.56–0.87)
Student 10 (0.4) 0.03 (0.02–0.06) 0.13 (0.07–0.24)
Home makers 206 (3.5) 0.29 (0.25–0.34) 0.64 (0.48–1.44)
Mental health status (n, %)    
Normal 984 (6.1) 1 1
Poor 172 (9.5) 1.26 (1.01–1.58) 1.19 (0.98–1.44)
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (n, %)    
PTSD score > 6 54 (6.0) 1  
PTSD score < 6 1102 (6.4) 1.07 (0.81–1.42)  
Alcohol dependency (n, %)    
No 867 (5.1) 1 1
Yes 289 (33.6) 9.51 (8.13–11.13) 4.30 (3.61–5.12)
Co-morbidities (n, %)    
No 738 (5.1) 1 1
Yes 417 (12.3) 2.63 (2.32–2.99) 1.57 (1.36–1.82)
  1. *Multiple logistic regression results.