Table 1

Characteristics of menthol users in 1988 (n = 13268)

CharacteristicnPercentage smoke mentholOR for menthol use*95% CI
*Odds ratio from logistic regression model adjusting for all other factors listed in the table.
CI, confidence interval; OR, odds ratio.
Sex
    Male652319.21.00Reference
    Female674528.71.721.57 to 1.89
Age
    25–34 years421227.81.00Reference
    35–44 years420023.40.760.68 to 0.84
    45–54 years278521.80.690.61 to 0.78
    55–64 years207120.70.660.57 to 0.76
Race/ethnicity
    White, non-Hispanic1000422.51.00Reference
    Black, non-Hispanic87856.74.664.00 to 5.44
    Asian13738.72.081.44 to 3.00
    American Indian11518.30.780.47 to 1.29
    Other4223.81.110.54 to 2.29
    Canadian138213.30.600.50 to 0.72
    Hispanic69324.51.100.91 to 1.34
Education
    <12 years248019.41.00Reference
    12 years320622.51.161.00 to 1.33
    13–15 years531726.01.341.18 to 1.53
    ≥16 years223926.71.431.23 to 1.67
Amount smoked in 1988
    <5 cigs/day68232.71.00Reference
    6–14 cigs/day232229.80.890.72 to 1.09
    15–24 cigs/day473623.20.790.64 to 0.98
    25+ cigs/day551621.30.850.68 to 1.06
Time until first cigarette
    <10 minutes428522.11.00Reference
    10–30 minutes392323.11.100.98 to 1.23
    31–60 minutes240524.01.090.96 to 1.25
    >60 minutes260728.71.161.00 to 1.35
Past attempts to quit
    0 attempts813723.31.00Reference
    1 attempt240823.41.000.89 to 1.13
    2+ attempts268827.01.161.03 to 1.30
Age started smoking
    ≤15 years317723.21.00Reference
    16–19 years653323.70.920.82 to 1.02
    ≥20 years355825.50.890.78 to 1.01
Desire to quit
    Not at all217223.01.00Reference
    A little208623.40.970.83 to 1.13
    Somewhat409424.91.020.89 to 1.17
    A lot482724.20.920.80 to 1.06
Frequency of alcohol use
    Daily155320.81.00Reference
    3–4 times/week127422.91.030.85 to 1.24
    1–2 times/week304024.11.030.88 to 1.21
    1–3 times/month227024.71.000.84 to 1.18
    <1/month or never503725.11.070.92 to 1.24
Use non-cig product in 1988
    No1286724.31.00Reference
    Yes39717.40.760.57 to 1.02
Premium brand in 1988
    Premium1204025.11.00Reference
    Discount/generic77431.30.490.39 to 0.61
Other smokers in the house
    No other smokers712424.41.00Reference
    1+ other smokers614423.61.000.91 to 1.09