Table 1

 Odds ratios of quitting smoking by area deprivation and potential explanatory factors (n = 404, n = 85 quitters)

ModelNeighbourhood deprivation quartiles ORs of quitting (95% CI)†
Most deprived23Least deprived
Model A consists of area deprivation, gender and age as independent variables.
*p<0.05.
†Odds ratios determined by multilevel logistic regression.
‡% Reduction in inequality compared with base model = (OR model A−OR model A+predictor)/(OR model A−1).
Area deprivation effects
Model A0.22* (0.09 to 0.54)0.54 (0.24 to 1.23)0.87 (0.35 to 2.18)1.00
Predictor variables
Model A and education0.28* (0.11 to 0.72)0.66 (0.26 to 1.65)0.96 (0.39 to 2.37)1.00
%‡7.5
Model A and age at smoking initiation0.22* (0.09 to 0.54)0.53 (0.23 to 1.24)0.86 (0.34 to 2.21)1.00
%0
Model A and self-assessed health0.25* (0.10 to 0.64)0.59 (0.25 to 1.41)0.94 (0.36 to 2.46)1.00
%3.8
Model A and chronic illness0.23* (0.09 to 0.57)0.55 (0.23 to 1.31)0.88 (0.34 to 2.25)1.00
%1.3
Model A and locus of control0.23* (0.10 to 0.54)0.54 (0.24 to 1.24)0.87 (0.35 to 2.14)1.00
%1.3
Model A and neuroticism0.22* (0.09 to 0.54)0.51 (0.21 to 1.20)0.92 (0.35 to 2.41)1.00
%0
Model A and negative life events0.23* (0.10 to 0.54)0.54 (0.24 to 1.24)0.84 (0.34 to 2.08)1.00
%1.3
Model A and longlasting relationship difficulties0.22* (0.09 to 0.54)0.54 (0.24 to 1.23)0.88 (0.35 to 2.21)1.00
%0
Model A and emotional social support0.25* (0.10 to 0.61)0.57 (0.24 to 1.34)0.94 (0.37 to 2.37)1.00
%3.8
Model A and negative neighbourhood conditions0.22* (0.09 to 0.53)0.54 (0.24 to 1.23)0.85 (0.35 to 2.10)1.00
%0
All predictors
Model A and all predictors0.30* (0.11 to 0.79)0.64 (0.25 to 1.68)1.07 (0.44 to 2.59)1.00
%10.0