Table 3

Logistic regression

Characteristic, overall N=3245Adjusted OR (95% CI)
Smoking status
 Current smokersREF
 Never smokers2.3 (1.7 to 3.0)
 Former smokers1.3 (0.9 to 1.7)
Region
 WestREF
 Northeast1.4 (1.0 to 1.9)
 Midwest1.4 (1.1 to 1.9)
 South1.3 (1.0 to 1.7)
Race
 WhiteREF
 Black1.8 (1.3 to 2.5)
 Hispanic1.3 (1.0 to 1.8)
 Other1.7 (1.1 to 2.4)
Age
 18–20REF
 21–391.5 (0.9 to 2.4)
 30–441.6 (1.0 to 2.5)
 45–642.1 (1.3 to 3.2)
 65+3.2 (2.0 to 5.3)
Sex
 MalesREF
 Females1.8 (1.5 to 2.2)
Education
 College degreeREF
 Some college1.1 (0.9 to 1.4)
 High school1.6 (1.2 to 2.0)
 Less than HS1.7 (1.2 to 2.4)
Experimenting with cigarettes is a part of growing up
 AgreeREF
 Disagree0.8 (0.7 to 1.0)
It is important that adolescents and young adults never experiment with tobacco
 DisagreeREF
 Agree2.9 (2.3 to 3.6)
People can become addicted to nicotine even after smoking just a few cigarettes
 DisagreeREF
 Agree1.3 (1.0 to 1.7)
 Do not know0.8 (0.6 to 1.1)
Even one dose of nicotine or smoking one cigarette can change brain chemistry
 DisagreeREF
 Agree2.3 (1.8 to 2.9)
 Do not know1.2 (0.9 to 1.6)
  • Support for raising the age of sales to 21 years of age.