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Table 5 Logistic Regression of smoking status among monks and novices

From: Smoking prevalence, determinants, knowledge, attitudes and habits among Buddhist monks in Lao PDR

Predictorsa Smokers OR 95%CI
  N %   
Age     
   12 – 24 years old 63 73.3 1  
   25 – 45 years old 23 26.7 1.72 .73–4.02
Age at start of monkhood     
   ≤ 14 years old 40 46.5 1  
   ≥ 14 years old 46 53.5 1.84 1.04 – 3.26
Administrative position     
   Abbot/Administrative 9 10.5 1  
   Monk/Novice 77 89.5 .68 .20 – 2.34
Family member smoking     
   No 28 32.6 1  
   Yes 58 67.4 .65 .35 – 1.22
Public offered cigarettes to monks     
   No 72 83.7 1  
   Yes 14 16.3 1.09 .49 – 2.43
Duration of religious education     
   1–5 years 46 66.7 1  
   6–8 years 15 21.7 2.00 .97–4.12
   ≥ 8 years 8 11.6 4.92 1.43–16.94
Knowledge of health effect of smoking     
   Poor* 36 41.9 1  
   Good** 50 58.1 .99 .56 – 1.75
Attitudes toward smoking     
   Negative+ 37 43.0 1  
   Positive++ 49 57.0 .84 .47 – 1.48
  1. • *Poor knowledge ≤ 79% of total score of knowledge
  2. • **Good knowledge ≥ 80% of total score of knowledge
  3. +Negative attitude ≤ 79% of total score of attitudes
  4. ++Positive attitudes ≥ 80% of total score of attitudes