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Table 2 Correlates of ever trying e-cigarettes: results of the multinomial logistic regression analyses a

From: Use of electronic cigarettes among Romanian university students: a cross-sectional study

  Total sample (N=444)b Smokers (N=154)b
Independent variables Exp(B) 95% CI Exp(B) 95% CI
Gender     
Female 1   1  
Male 6.29٭٭٭ 2.98-13.24 11.99٭٭٭ 3.35-42.90
E-cigarettes help quitting smoking     
I totally disagree/I partially disagree/I do not know 1   1  
I totally agree/I partially agree 2.95٭٭ 1.46-5.95 12.09٭٭٭ 3.30-44.22
E-cigarettes are less dangerous     
I totally disagree/I partially disagree/I do not know 1   1  
I totally agree/I partially agree 1.70٭٭٭ 0.91-3.19 3.55٭ 1.26-9.94
E-cigarettes are used only by smokers     
I totally disagree/I partially disagree/I do not know 1   1  
I totally agree/I partially agree 0.43٭٭ 0.23-0.79 0.69 0.26-1.84
Smoking behavior     
Smoker 1    
Ex smoker 0.09٭٭٭ 0.03-0.24   
Non-smoker 0.02٭٭٭ 0.01-0.04   
Number of traditional cigarettes smoked/day     
Maximum 1 pack/day    1  
>1 pack/day    10.85٭٭٭ 2.67-44.03
Intention to quit traditional smoking within the next year     
Yes    1  
No    0.374 0.12-1.15
Friends tried e-cigarettes     
No 1   1  
Yes 24.25٭٭٭ 9.55-61.55 8.97٭٭٭ 2.83-28.44
Parents tried e-cigarettes     
No 1   1  
Yes 0.51 0.15-1.70 0.92 0.21-3.87
Siblings tried e-cigarettes     
No 1   1  
Yes 0.41 0.07-2.24 2.30 0.07-6.92
  1. aThe reference were students who did not experimented with e-cigarettes.
  2. bThe study sample consisted of students who have ever heard about e-cigarettes.
  3. ٭p<0.05.
  4. ٭٭p<0.01.
  5. ٭٭٭p<0.001.