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Table 3 Relative risk ratio for the association of ageing self- perceptions with drinking (n = 6510) and smoking behaviour (n = 6415), after correction for other covariates

From: The relationship of tobacco and alcohol use with ageing self-perceptions in older people in Ireland

Ageing Self Perception RRR for association with drinking/smoking behaviour RRR for concurrent smoking and harmful drinking
Moderate drinker Harmful drinker Former smoker Current smoker
Timeline chronic 0.99 1.02 1.26^ 1.3 1.18
(0.92–1.07) ns (0.93–1.11) ns (0.76–2.10) ns (0.67–2.52) ns (1.03–1.33)*
Consequences positive 0.96 0.90 0.94 0.98 0.88
(0.88–1.05) ns (0.81–1.00)* (0.87–1.02) ns (0.88–1.09) ns (0.76–1.02) ns
Emotional representation 1.11 1.18 1.07 1.13 1.05
(1.02–1.21)* (1.07–1.30)** (0.99–1.15) ns (1.03–1.25)* (0.92–1.20) ns
Control positive 1.11 0.61^ 0.97 0.93 0.86
(1.01–1.22)* (0.25–1.51) ns (0.89–1.06) ns (0.84–1.04) ns (0.74–1.00) ns
Control & consequences negative 0.99 0.92 1.06 1.25 1.20
(0.86–1.15) ns (0.78–1.08) ns (0.93–1.21) ns (1.05–1.49) * (0.93–1.53) ns
  1. *p ≤ 0.05, **P < 0.01, ns not significant, RRR relative risk ratios (95 % Confidence Interval) ^interaction terms for age/sex were found to be significant and controlled for