Skip to main content

Table 2 Smoking characteristics of 269 Hispanic mothers*

From: Prevalence and predictors of home and automobile smoking bans and child environmental tobacco smoke exposure: a cross-sectional study of U.S.- and Mexico-born Hispanic women with young children

Characteristic Total No. (%) Mexico-bornNo. (%) U.S.-born No. (%) P
Current smoking status     <.001
   Nonsmoker 216 (80) 113 (90) 103 (72)  
   Smoker 53 (20) 12 (10) 41 (28)  
Cigarettes smoked per week§     .726
   1–10 15 (28) 4 (33) 11 (27)  
   11–25 15 (28) 4 (33) 11 (27)  
   >25 23 (43) 4 (33) 19 (46)  
Proportion of friends who smoke     .005
   None 56 (21) 33 (27) 23 (16)  
   A few 109 (41) 58 (47) 51 (35)  
   Less than half 37 (14) 10 (8) 27 (19)  
   About half 33 (12) 12 (10) 21 (15)  
   Most 33 (12) 11 (9) 22 (15)  
Other adult smokers in the home     
   No 201 (75) 92 (74) 109 (76) .693
   Yes 68 (25) 33 (26) 35 (24)  
  1. *Some strata do not sum to 269 because of missing data.
  2. Column percent.
  3. Includes one woman who self-identified as Mexican, but was born in Costa Rica.
  4. §Among mothers classified as current smokers.