Table 2

Association between variables and intentions to quit smoking† in 120 Aboriginal smokers aged 18–45 years from the Mid-North Coast, New South Wales, Australia

Variables in the modelNUnadjusted OR (95% CI)Adjusted OR (95% CI)‡
Predictors
 High perceived efficacy633.59 (1.62 to 7.98)**4.8 (1.78 to 12.93)**
 Consulted with a doctor/HP currently/previously634.26 (1.89 to 10)***3.82 (1.43 to 10.2)**
 ‘Smoking is not doing me harm right now’240.17 (0.06 to 0.44)***0.25 (0.08 to 0.8)*
Confounders
 High perceived threat930.73 (0.29 to 1.83)0.31 (0.09 to 1.05)
 Protection responses842.97 (1.33 to 6.67)**1.35 (0.44 to 4.12)
 Fear control responses (denial, etc)620.36 (1.16 to 0.8)*0.65 (0.24 to 1.78)
 Complete home smoking ban952.13 (0.87 to 5.26)1.67 (0.55 to 5.11)
Variables in model not confounders
 Gender–Male580.66 (0.24 to 1.81)NA
 Age 18–24361.0
 25–34411.16 (0.34 to 3.96)NA
 35–45440.96 (0.27 to 3.36)NA
 Heaviness of Smoking Index0.91 (0.27 to 3.36)NA
  • *p<0.05; ** p<0.01; ***p<0.001.

  • †Assessed from intention to quit (in next 3 months) scale with a median split.

  • ‡Contribution of independent variables to the OR is shown, while controlling for the effects of the others.

  • HP, health professional.