Table 2

Multivariable associations of covariates with individual triggers to stop smoking in current smokers and quitters

Concern for personal healthSmoking restrictions in public and workplacesHealth risk information/advertisementsPrice of cigarettesHealth warning labels on cigarette packages
SmokerQuitterSmokerQuitterSmokerQuitterSmokerQuitterSmokerQuitter
CovariatesAORs∼ (95% CI)
Age1.01 (1.00 to 1.01)1.01 (1.00 to 1.03)1.01 (1.00 to 1.01)1.00 (0.97 to 1.02)1.01 (1.00 to 1.02)1.00 (0.97 to 1.03)1.00 (0.99 to 1.01)0.98 (0.94 to 1.02)1.01 (1.00 to 1.02)0.96 (0.94 to 0.99)
Men0.89 (0.65 to 1.22)0.63 (0.34 to 1.18)1.03 (0.74 to 1.42)0.24 (0.10 to 0.53)0.99 (0.54 to 1.81)0.44 (0.14 to 1.36)0.84 (0.49 to 1.44)1.18 (0.25 to 5.64)0.67 (0.37 to 1.23)0.88 (0.35 to 2.20)
Household income*1.04 (0.94 to 1.15)0.67 (0.46 to 0.98)0.93 (0.79 to 1.10)0.55 (0.30 to 1.03)0.91 (0.75 to 1.09)0.94 (0.42 to 2.09)0.47 (0.38 to 0.60)0.32 (0.13 to 0.82)0.83 (0.65 to 1.08)0.88 (0.51 to 1.52)
Married/cohabiting1.04 (0.84 to 1.28)1.00 (0.39 to 2.58)1.02 (0.77 to 1.36)2.59 (0.58 to 11.56)1.08 (0.75 to 1.55)5.51 (0.87 to 34.93)0.70 (0.49 to 1.01)0.96 (0.14 to 6.62)1.03 (0.65 to 1.63)3.25 (0.30 to 34.77)
Education*1.18 (1.04 to 1.35)1.51 (0.98 to 2.30)1.17 (*1.03 to 1.33)1.95 (1.05 to 3.64)1.05 (0.86 to 1.28)1.23 (0.47 to 3.22)0.93 (0.75 to 1.17)1.18 (0.47 to 3.00)1.03 (0.84 to 1.26)1.03 (0.52 to 2.03)
Han Chinese0.87 (0.66 to 1.14)1.66 (0.87 to 3.16)0.87 (0.64 to 1.18)0.91 (0.31 to 2.69)1.00 (0.64 to 1.56)1.14 (0.26 to 4.90)0.82 (0.39 to 1.70)0.66 (0.12 to 3.71)1.06 (0.53 to 2.14)2.38 (0.56 to 10.19)
Beijing1111111111
 Shenyang1.34 (0.97 to 1.85)1.57 (0.95 to 2.60)1.31 (0.92 to 1.85)1.82 (0.62 to 5.39)1.73 (1.13 to 2.63)0.78 (0.29 to 2.07)1.78 (0.95 to 3.31)2.64 (0.94 to 7.40)1.22 (0.75 to 1.99)2.91 (0.57 to 14.92)
 Shanghai0.64 (0.46 to 0.90)0.89 (0.50 to 1.59)0.58 (0.39 to 0.87)0.09 (0.02 to 0.43)0.58 (0.34 to 0.96)0.59 (0.16 to 2.23)1.24 (0.58 to 2.63)0.35 (0.11 to 1.07)0.41 (0.18 to 0.92)1.20 (0.15 to 9.38)
 Changsha0.87 (0.59 to 1.29)0.77 (0.42 to 1.39)0.53 (0.35 to 0.79)0.53 (0.22 to 1.28)0.35 (0.20 to 0.62)0.31 (0.14 to 0.70)1.33 (0.69 to 2.53)0.85 (0.29 to 2.48)0.33 (0.18 to 0.61)0.62 (0.11 to 3.53)
 Guangzhou0.96 (0.75 to 1.23)0.72 (0.36 to 1.46)0.72 (0.43 to 1.21)0.40 (0.11 to 1.38)0.59 (0.35 to 0.99)0.23 (0.05 to 1.05)1.90 (0.92 to 3.94)2.41 (0.59 to 9.96)0.38 (0.20 to 0.73)0.99 (0.17 to 5.65)
 Yinchuan1.92 (1.55 to 2.36)0.89 (0.48 to 1.66)0.91 (0.63 to 1.31)0.58 (0.23 to 1.46)1.11 (0.72 to 1.70)0.20 (0.06 to 0.63)2.24 (1.22 to 4.09)0.31 (0.07 to 1.31)1.19 (0.77 to 1.83)0.77 (0.15 to 3.92)
HSI0.91 (0.87 to 0.94)1.01 (0.91 to 1.12)0.87 (0.81 to 0.94)0.79 (0.66 to 0.95)0.85 (0.78 to 0.93)0.67 (0.52 to 0.87)0.95 (0.87 to 1.04)0.94 (0.64 to 1.39)0.84 (0.77 to 0.92)0.81 (0.69 to 0.96)
  • Adjusted for all other variables (associations which remain significant when accounting for multiple comparisons are in bold).

  • *AOR per unit increase.

  • AOR, adjusted OR; HSI, heaviness of smoking index.