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Table 3 Multivariate Multiple Regression Analyses Predicting Tobacco Use Behavior in the Past 30 Days among Men (N = 1207) and Women (N = 2179)

From: Sex and sexual orientation in relation to tobacco use among young adult college students in the US: a cross-sectional study

Variables Cigarettes LCCs E-cigarettes Hookah
OR 95% CI p OR 95% CI p OR 95% CI p OR 95% CI p
MEN
 Sexual orientation (ref = heterosexual)
  Homosexual 1.62 1.11 2.37 .012 0.89 0.52 1.50 .650 1.05 0.69 1.59 .825 0.96 0.61 1.49 .847
  Bisexual 1.02 0.60 1.75 .932 0.69 0.34 1.42 .316 0.85 0.47 1.52 .573 0.88 0.49 1.59 .677
Age 1.00 0.96 1.05 .960 0.94 0.89 0.99 .030 0.93 0.89 0.97 .001 0.98 0.94 1.03 .528
Hispanic 0.89 0.63 1.26 .516 0.69 0.44 1.08 .105 1.26 0.91 1.75 .160 1.23 0.87 1.72 .235
 Race (ref = White)
  Black 0.71 0.51 0.99 .041 0.93 0.66 1.32 .686 0.58 0.40 0.84 .004 1.17 0.86 1.60 .323
  Other 1.11 0.88 1.40 .370 0.93 0.71 1.24 .630 0.90 0.71 1.15 .415 1.29 1.01 1.66 .042
 School type (ref = private)
  Public 0.99 0.81 1.20 .881 1.23 0.98 1.53 .067 1.05 0.86 1.29 .611 1.23 1.00 1.53 .056
  HBCU 0.96 0.51 1.81 .900 2.27 1.34 3.85 .002 1.75 1.00 3.08 .050 1.38 0.83 2.30 .210
  Technical 1.63 1.24 2.14 <.001 1.31 0.94 1.82 .106 1.76 1.33 2.31 <.001 1.02 0.74 1.40 .929
 Parental education (ref = ≥ Bachelor’s)
   < Bachelor’s 1.15 0.94 1.40 .166 1.01 0.81 1.26 .931 1.16 0.96 1.41 .134 1.13 0.91 1.39 .267
WOMEN
 Sexual orientation (ref = heterosexual)
  Homosexual 1.61 1.04 2.49 .032 2.22 1.55 3.17 <.001 0.89 0.50 1.58 .697 1.00 0.63 1.60 .993
  Bisexual 1.84 1.38 2.46 <.001 1.85 1.32 2.59 <.001 1.57 1.13 2.17 .006 1.31 0.94 1.82 .111
Age 1.05 1.01 1.09 .017 0.97 0.92 1.01 .118 0.99 0.95 1.04 .682 0.99 0.95 1.03 .638
Hispanic 0.94 0.68 1.28 .685 0.72 0.47 1.09 .121 0.99 0.71 1.39 .960 1.15 0.87 1.52 .330
 Race (ref = White)
  Black 0.54 0.43 0.69 <.001 1.69 1.37 2.08 <.001 0.63 0.48 0.81 <.001 1.40 1.14 1.73 .002
  Other 0.77 0.57 1.04 .088 1.21 0.85 1.71 .286 0.88 0.63 1.23 .447 1.39 1.07 1.79 .013
 School type (ref = private)
  Public 1.13 0.91 1.41 .253 1.49 1.17 1.92 .002 1.36 1.07 1.72 .011 1.45 1.18 1.78 <.001
  HBCU 1.17 0.83 1.66 .374 1.82 1.35 2.44 <.001 1.46 1.01 2.11 .044 1.40 1.07 1.84 .016
  Technical 1.74 1.42 2.14 <.001 1.45 1.13 1.88 .004 1.64 1.29 2.09 <.001 1.18 0.95 1.47 .132
 Parental education (ref = ≥ Bachelor’s)
   < Bachelor’s 0.86 0.72 1.02 .082 0.83 0.69 1.00 .046 0.88 0.73 1.06 .183 1.01 0.85 1.19 .948