Table 3

Prevalence of preferred flavour used among current e-cigarette users according to sociodemographics, smoking habits and patterns of using e-cigarettes in Barcelona, Spain (2015)

nTobacco (n=294)Menthol (n=107)Fruit (n=117)Others (n=82)
%P valueOR (95% CI)%P valueOR (95% CI)%P valueOR (95% CI)%P valueOR (95% CI)
Overall60049.017.819.513.7
Sex<0.001*0.180*<0.001*0.469*
 Male21960.72.13 (1.51 to 3.00)15.1111.9112.31
 Female38142.3119.41.36 (0.86 to 2.13)23.92.27 (1.41 to 3.65)14.41.25 (0.76 to 2.06)
Age (years)0.002†0.084*0.008*0.409*
 <25 14035.71.06 (0.24 to 4.73)23.61.65 (1.00 to 2.72)29.32.60 (0.30 to 22.20)11.41
 25–4429953.82.25 (0.51 to 9.84)15.7117.71.34 (0.16 to 11.37)12.71.13 (0.61 to 2.11)
 45–6415352.31.96 (0.44 to 8.70)15.71.03 (0.60 to 1.76)14.41.12 (0.13 to 9.75)17.61.70 (0.87 to 3.32)
 ≥65837.5137.53.39 (0.78 to 14.76)12.5112.51.15 (0.13 to 9.99)
Education level0.605*0.194*0.793*0.357*
 Primary or less5554.51.36 (0.74 to 2.47)9.1116.4120.01.76 (0.82 to 3.78)
 Secondary29147.41.01 (0.71 to 1.43)19.22.38 (0.91 to 6.26)20.31.29 (0.59 to 2.81)13.11.06 (0.64 to 1.76)
 University or more25449.6118.12.35 (0.88 to 6.26)19.31.44 (0.65 to 3.20)13.01
Time smoking e-cigarette0.001*0.483*0.040*0.059*
 <6 months22147.51.70 (1.09 to 2.64)20.41.38 (0.83 to 2.30)21.71.26 (0.76 to 2.09)10.41
 6–11 months14438.6118.81.29 (0.74 to 2.26)24.31.68 (0.98 to 2.87)20.12.03 (1.11 to 3.72)
 1–2 years22357.42.22 (0.43 to 3.44)14.8115.2112.61.15 (0.63 to 2.10)
 >2 years1266.72.24 (0.63 to 7.99)16.71.36 (0.28 to 6.62)0.016.71.76 (0.35 to 8.87)
E-cigarette contains nicotine<0.001*<0.001*<0.001*<0.001*
 Yes33682.165.48 (36.90 to 116.173)4.814.818.31
 No2646.8134.510.67 (6.02 to 18.90)38.311.20 (6.36 to 19.71)20.53.08 (1.86 to 5.09)
Smoking status (current)<0.001*0.084*0.046*0.019*
 Smoker39155.82.18 (1.53 to 3.10)15.9117.1111.31
 Non-smoker20936.4121.51.44 (0.94 to 2.21)23.91.49 (0.98 to 2.27)18.21.72 (1.07 to 2.77)
Number of cigarettes smoked currently<0.001*0.023*0.290*0.095*
 <1022646.9119.51.67 (0.92 to 3.02)19.51.97 (0.44 to 8.90)14.23.53 (0.46 to 27.48)
 10–1914365.02.07 (1.34 to 3.20)12.6114.71.44 (0.31 to 6.76)7.71.79 (0.22 to 14.69)
 ≥202286.46.45 (1.84 to 22.59)0.09.114.51
Smoking status (before)<0.001*0.001*<0.001*0.528*
 Smoker52154.57.56 (3.78 to 15.14)15.7115.7114.01.20 (0.57 to 2.54)
 Non-smoker7912.7131.62.34 (1.36 to 4.02)19.53.64 (2.17 to 6.10)11.41
Number of cigarettes smoked before<0.001*0.001*0.004*0.329*
 <107841.0121.83.44 (1.55 to 7.64)17.91.89 (0.84 to 4.28)19.21.94 (0.91 to 4.10)
 10–1927247.41.20 (0.71 to 2.03)19.12.92 (1.53 to 5.58)19.92.55 (1.36 to 4.81)13.61.20 (0.67 to 2.15)
 ≥2017171.93.46 (1.94 to 6.18)7.618.2112.31
  • OR (adjusted for sex, age and education level).

  • 2 test.

  • †Fisher’s exact test.