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Table 4 Factors associated with current smoking among Jamaican adolescents in 2006

From: Cigarette smoking and associated factors among in-school adolescents in Jamaica: comparison of the Global Youth Tobacco Surveys 2000 and 2006

Characteristics Unadjusted odds ratios [95% CI] Adjusted odds ratios [95% CI]
Age (years)   
   =<13 1.00 1.00
   14 0.97 [0.69–1.37] 0.79 [0.50–1.25]
   15 1.21 [0.86–1.71] 1.08 [0.68–1.73]
   > = 16 1.51 [1.00–2.29] 0.92 [0.53–1.62]
Gender   
   Female 1.00 1.00
   Male 2.04 [1.56–2.68] 1.55 [1.09–2.19]
Parental smoking status   
   None 1.00 1.00
   One or both parents smokers 2.38 [1.80–3.16] 1.75 [1.23–2.50]
Best friend smokers   
   None 1.00 1.00
   Some 5.38 [3.80–7.61] 4.38 [2.93–6.56]
   Most or all 21.99 [13.99–34.57] 14.94 [8.61–25.92]
Perception that smoking is harmful   
   No 1.00 1.00
   Yes 0.83 [0.57–1.23] 0.95 [0.57–1.58]