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Table 4 Factors associated with ever using e-cigarettes among nursing students of Verona University

From: Knowledge and use of e-cigarettes among nursing students: results from a cross-sectional survey in north-eastern Italy

Risk factors OR of e-cigarette ever use (95% CI) p-value
Smoking Habits
Never Smokers 1  
Ex-Smokers 5.97 (3.46–10.33) < 0.001
Occasional Smokers 7.75 (5.07–11.85) < 0.001
Regular Smoker 24.6 (16.62–36.50) < 0.001
Gender
Male 1  
Female 0.45 (0.32–0.63) < 0.001
Family history of smoking
None 1  
Relative who smoked e-cigarettes 0.68 (0.37–1.25) 0.219
Relative who smoked tobacco 1.19 (0.92–1.53) 0.178
Housemates currently smoking
None 1  
Housemates smoking e-cigarettes 2.54 (1.15–5.59) 0.021
Housemates smoking tobacco 1.16 (0.94–1.43) 0.163
Centre
Verona 1  
Vicenza 1.12 (1.01–1.24) 0.027
Legnago 0.89 (0.85–0.94) < 0.001
Trento 0.82 (0.73–0.91) < 0.001
Bolzano 0.66 (0.63–0.69) < 0.001
University class
 1st year 1  
 2nd year 1.01 (0.73–1.41) 0.939
 3rd year 0.79 (0.56–1.11) 0.173
  1. OR odds ratio, 95% CI, and p-values were computed by a logistic regression model. Significant results are highlighted in bold