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Table 5
Determinants of Attempting to Quit Smoking and Being
Counseled to Quit Smoking
(among smokers with at least one physician visit1)

 

INDEPENDENT
VARIABLES
TRIED TO QUIT1
ADVISED BY
PHYSICIAN TO QUIT
OR (95% C.I.)
OR (95% C.I.)
Smoking Status
   Someday Smokers 1.00 1.00
   1-20 cigs./day 0.22 (0.20 - 0.26)* 1.79 (1.61 - 1.99)*
   21-39 cigs./day 0.12 (0.10 - 0.15)* 2.13 (1.69 - 2.69)*
   >=40 cigs./day 0.11 (0.08 - 0.15)* 2.40 (1.75 - 3.30)*
Demographic Factors
   Gender    
     Female 1.00 1.00
     Male 1.03 (0.93 - 1.14) 0.84 (0.76 - 0.93)*
   Age
      18-30 1.00 1.00
      31-45 0.72 (0.63 - 0.82)* 1.18 (1.03 - 1.35)*
      46-64 0.66 (0.58 - 0.75)* 1.53 (1.34 - 1.75)*
      >=65 0.73 (0.58 - 0.91)* 1.91 (1.59 - 2.28)*
   Health Status
      Physical Health SF-12 (continuous) 0.99 (0.99 - <1.00)* 0.98 (0.98 - 0.99)*
      Mental Health SF-12 (continuous) 0.99 (0.99 - <1.00)* 0.99 (0.98 - 0.99)*
   Race
      White 1.00 1.00
      African American 1.08 (0.91 - 1.28) 0.82 (0.69 - 0.97)*
      Hispanic 1.15 (0.85 - 1.56) 0.96 (0.75 - 1.23)
      Other 1.31 (1.05 - 1.64)* 0.84 (0.67 - 1.06)
   Years of Education
      0-11 1.00 1.00
      12 1.02 (0.90 - 1.15) 0.96 (0.82 - 1.13)
      13-15 1.03 (0.88 - 1.20) 1.08 (0.94 - 1.25)
      16-20 0.88 (0.73 - 1.04) 1.00 (0.83 - 1.21)
   Family Income (percent of F.P.L.)2
      <100% 1.00 1.00
      100-<200% 1.01 (0.85 - 1.19) 1.12 (0.94 - 1.34)
      200-<400% 0.94 (0.79 - 1.11) 1.09 (0.91 - 1.30)
      >=400% 0.90 (0.74 - 1.09) 1.10 (0.91 - 1.34)
Characteristics of Patients’ Health Care
   Insurance Status3    
      Uninsured 1.00 1.00
      Insured 0.96 (0.82 - 1.14) 1.33 (1.11 - 1.60)*
   Usual Source of Care
      Has Neither a Usual Source or Provider of Care 1.00 1.00
      Has Usual Source of Care, but No Usual Provider 1.22 (0.98 - 1.52) 1.37 (1.05 - 1.78)*
      Has Usual Source and Provider of Care 1.17 (0.98 - 1.39) 1.51 (1.24 - 1.85)*
 
   Number of Physician Visits4 (continuous) 1.00 (0.99 - 1.01) 1.02 (1.01 - 1.03)*
 
   Advised By Physician to Quit5
      No 1.00 N/A
      Yes 1.37 (1.22-1.53)* N/A

1 Analysis limited to individuals with at least one physician visit within the 12 months prior to the survey.
2 Percent of federal poverty level, adjusting for family size.
3 Insured persons are those with private insurance, military insurance, Medicaid or other public insurance, Medicare, or any combination of these at the time of the survey. All others are considered to be uninsured.
4 Number of physician visits during the 12 months prior to the survey.
5 Received physician counseling to quit smoking during the 12 months prior to the survey
Asterisk (*) indicates significant at p <= 0.05.

 

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