Table 2

Significant ORs for logistic regression analyses of main tobacco supply sources

AttributesOR (95% CI) for each main tobacco supply source
Bought from shop (n=447)Bought from friends (n=474)Given to by friends (n=1506)Given to by parents (n=289)Took from parents (n=369)Got from older siblings (n=275)Other supply source (n=885)
Smoker status
 Intermittent smoker1.001.001.001.00
 Regular smoker4.62** (3.48 to 6.14)0.29** (0.24 to 0.34)3.03** (2.12 to 4.32)0.55** (0.42 to 0.72)
Age
 141.001.001.00
 151.42** (1.12 to 1.81)0.74** (0.63 to 0.87)1.54** (1.14 to 2.07)
Gender
 Male1.001.001.001.00
 Female0.62* (0.40 to 0.94)0.58** (0.43 to 0.78)1.48** (1.25 to 1.74)0.75** (0.32 to 0.90)
Socioeconomic status†
 Medium0.57** (0.39 to 0.83)
 Low0.69** (0.57 to 0.83)
Ethnicity†
 Māori0.69** (0.57 to 0.82)
Gender×ethnicity†
 Female Māori1.44* (1.01 to 2.06)1.99** (1.45 to 2.73)
 Female Pacific0.50* (0.27 to 0.91)2.97** (1.90 to 4.64)1.77** (1.20 to 2.64)
  • *Coefficient significant at p<0.05; **coefficient significant at p<0.01.

  • †Reference category is the omitted categories in each case.