Table 4

Independent predictors of current smoking among Vietnamese men: Massachusetts, 1994. Results of logistic regression

CharacteristicOR95% CIp
Age (years)
 18–291.0
 30–391.91.2–2.90.005
 40–491.20.7–1.80.53
 ⩾500.90.5–1.40.50
Either parent smoked1.41.0–2.00.037
Higher educational level4-150 0.80.7–0.9<0.001
From south coast of Vietnam1.91.2–3.00.005
Higher depression score4-151 1.31.1–1.50.003
No exercise in past 30 days1.61.1–2.20.011
No health insurance1.61.0–2.40.045
  • 4-150 Scaled with six levels: 0 = less than 9th grade; 5 = above BA level degree.

  • 4-151 Scaled with four levels of depression score: 0 (no symptoms) to 3 (depression score of ⩾8); see text and table 1.

  • OR = odds ratio, CI = confidence interval.