Table 4

Univariate logistic regression analyses on predictors of smoking abstinence after discharge (n=382)

Unadjusted model
OR (95% CI)P value
Age0.99 (0.96 to 1.02)0.596
Sex0.28 (0.03 to 2.34)0.239
Highest educational attainment
 Primary school or below0.51 (0.19 to 1.38)0.184
 Lower secondary school0.45 (0.17 to 1.19)0.107
 Upper secondary school0.48 (0.18 to 1.29)0.147
 Tertiary educationRef
Marital status
 Married2.46 (1.03 to 5.87)0.043*
 Unmarried0.89 (0.27 to 2.91)0.842
 Divorced, widowed, separatedRef
Employment status
 EmployedRef
 Awaiting employment/unemployed0.97 (0.48 to 1.94)0.920
 Retired2.08 (1.06 to 4.00)0.032*
Daily cigarette consumption before hospitalisation0.98 (0.97 to 1.00)0.036*
Quit attempts before hospitalisation0.63 (0.34 to 1.20)0.162
Reduction attempts before hospitalisation0.83 (0.34 to 2.01)0.828
No of days of hospitalisation1.03 (1.00 to 1.05)0.040*
No of hospital admissions in the preceding year1.02 (1.01 to 1.03)0.005*
Reason for hospital admission
 Diabetes0.46 (0.21 to 0.99)0.046*
 Hypertension0.52 (0.32 to 0.87)0.012*
 Heart disease0.86 (0.50 to 1.49)0.600
 Respiratory disease0.81 (0.25 to 2.64)0.730
 CancerRef
Perceived correlation between smoking and illness1.11 (1.04 to 1.18)0.002*
Received smoking cessation support from healthcare professionals1.19 (1.07 to 1.33)<0.001**
Withdrawal symptoms experienced during hospitalisation0.72 (0.58 to 0.89)0.003*
  • *Significant at p<0.05; **significant at p<0.001.