Table 1

Logistic regression analyses examining factors associated with cigarette brand preference among youths who are current smokers† in grades 5–12, 2006–2007, Canada

ParametersAdjusted odds ratio‡ (95% CI)
Model 1Model 2
Discount cigarettes vs Premium cigarettesNative cigarettes vs Premium cigarettes
Sex
    Girl1.001.00
    Boy0.97 (0.73 to 1.29)1.72 (1.24 to 2.40)**
Smoking status
    Occasional smoker1.001.00
    Daily smoker1.55 (1.14 to 2.10)**1.45 (1.02 to 2.06)*
Aboriginal status
    Non-aboriginal1.001.00
    Aboriginal0.28 (0.19 to 0.43)***0.56 (0.37 to 0.84)**
Weekly spending money
    $C01.001.00
    $C1 to $C100.39 (0.19 to 0.79)**0.72 (0.39 to 1.32)
    $C11 or more0.84 (0.48 to 1.48)0.34 (0.20 to 0.56)***
Frequency of sharing cigarettes
    Never1.001.00
    Sometimes1.63 (0.80 to 3.30)1.33 (0.67 to 2.67)
    Usually1.82 (0.88 to 3.75)1.70 (0.84 to 3.45)
    Always1.68 (0.75 to 3.76)0.74 (0.31 to 1.77)
Average cigarettes per day
    Few puffs to 11.001.00
    2–32.11 (1.01 to 4.40)*0.91 (0.46 to 1.80)
    4–104.02 (2.00 to 8.10)***1.49 (0.79 to 2.82)
    11 or more2.87 (1.34 to 6.12)*2.15 (1.06 to 4.33)*
  • *p<0.05 **p<0.01 ***p<0.001.

  • †Includes both occasional and daily smokers.

  • ‡Odds ratios adjusted for all other variables in the table and controlling for region and grade.

  • Model 1: 1 =  discount cigarettes (n = 569), 0 =  premium cigarettes (n = 1240).

  • Model 2: 1 =  native cigarettes (n = 298), 0 =  premium cigarettes (n = 1240).