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Table 5 Effects of alcohol consumption and cigarette smoking on cessation

From: Predictors of betel quid chewing behavior and cessation patterns in Taiwan aborigines

   Betel quid chewers   
   Former chewers (N = 239) Current chewers (N = 2882) OR(95%CI)a aOR(95%CI)b
Alcohol
No
     
  Cigarette
No
51 390 1.76(1.24–2.50) † 1.25(0.86–1.83)
  Cigarette
Yes
38 233 2.19(1.48–3.26) † 1.99(1.32–2.99) †
Alcohol
Yes
     
  Cigarette
No
45 847 0.72(0.50–1.02) 0.59(0.40–1.86) †
  Cigarette
Yes
105 1412 1.00 1.00
  1. † Significant difference by logistic regression model (p < 0.05).
  2. a Odds ratios (OR) refer to the risk of former chewers versus current chewers according to each variable. OR > 1 indicates a higher likelihood of being a former chewer (quit chewing).
  3. b aOR: adjusted odds ratio for age (years), quids per day, and ethnicity by logistic regression model; 95% CI: 95% confidence interval.