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Table 2 Associations between smoking in the presence of children at home and variables related to smoking habits, quitting smoking, and smoking bans in the home

From: Factors associated with parental smoking in the presence of school-aged children: a cross-sectional study

Variables Smoked in the presence of children Did not smoke in the presence of children OR 95% CI
n % n %
Daily smoker       
 No 30 50.85 29 49.15   
 Yes 173 69.76 75 30.24 2.23 1.25-3.97*
Cigarettes smoked per day (n)       
 <20 109 58.60 77 41.40   
 ≥20 91 78.45 25 21.55 2.57 1.51-4.37*
Age at first cigarette smoked (y)       
 >18 62 59.62 42 40.38   
 ≤18 139 69.85 60 30.15 1.57 0.96-2.58
Ever considered quitting       
 Yes, in coming year 40 56.34 31 43.66   
 Yes, but not in coming year 91 65.00 49 35.00 1.43 0.80-2.58
 No 66 74.16 23 25.84 2.22 1.14-4.33*
Attempted to quit in preceding year       
 Yes 110 62.15 67 37.85   
 No 93 71.54 37 28.46 1.53 0.94-2.49
Advised to quit by health-care professional       
 Yes 77 65.25 41 34.75   
 No 70 69.31 31 30.69 1.20 0.68-2.12
 No contact with health- care professionals 55 63.95 31 36.05 0.95 0.53-1.69
Agreed with home smoking bans       
 Yes 140 61.67 87 38.33   
 No 59 77.63 17 22.37 2.16 1.18-3.94*
Had smoking bans at home       
 Yes 51 49.04 53 50.96   
 No 149 76.41 46 23.59 3.37 2.03-5.59*
Enforcement of smoking bans at home       
 Consistent 21 39.62 32 60.38   
 Inconsistent 34 68.00 16 32.00 3.24 1.44-7.28*
  1. OR, odds ratio; CI, confidence interval.
  2. *p < .05.