Table 2

Smoking status by severity, onset, and type of disability among Massachusetts adults aged 18 and older: Massachusetts Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System 1996–1999

Ever smoked and current smoker*
Ever smokedCurrent smokerFormer smoker†
n (total)%Odds ratio‡ (95% CI)%Odds ratio‡ (95% CI)n (ever smoker)%Odds ratio‡ (95% CI)
*Percentage of total population. †Percentage of ever smoked. ‡Adjusted for age and education.
Not disabled14 39545.91.019.81.0656556.91.0
All disabled298558.01.43 (1.25 to 1.61)25.61.52 (1.32 to 1.76)172555.90.75 (0.62 to 0.89)
Severity of disability
    No assistance206656.21.36 (1.18 to 1.57)23.01.30 (1.10 to 1.53)118059.20.91 (0.73 to 1.11)
    Needs assistance90862.11.57 (1.26 to 1.93)32.52.28 (1.78 to 2.90)53547.70.45 (0.33 to 0.61)
Onset of disability
    Age 14 or before30544.91.03 (0.72 to 1.47)26.81.08 (0.71 to 1.64)14740.30.79 (0.47 to 1.30)
    After age 14264259.71.49 (1.30 to 1.70)25.41.60 (1.37 to 1.86)155857.40.74 (0.62 to 1.08)
Type of disability
    Orthopaedic126957.61.38 (1.15 to 1.63)26.91.68 (1.37 to 2.04)71853.30.67 (0.52 to 0.86)
    Affective20061.51.74 (1.11 to 2.72)39.62.08 (1.27 to 3.40)12435.70.51 (0.24 to 1.06)
    Sensory17248.10.98 (0.59 to 1.63)23.11.61 (0.90 to 2.89)8852.00.58 (0.31 to 1.08)
    Chronic condition60264.71.89 (1.46 to 2.42)19.11.17 (0.87 to 1.58)38570.41.16 (0.82 to 1.63)