Table 3

Odds ratios predicting nicotine dependence (n = 348)1

Nicotine Dependence

OR (95% CI)


Health care provider for non-emergency care (yes = ref)

1.96 (0.94, 4.08)

Hospitalized for medical problem in past year (no = ref)

2.56 (1.16, 5.63)

Fear of cancer recurrence (yes = ref)

2.08 (0.81, 5.32)

Smoking policy at home (forbidden to smoke inside = ref)

There are no rules

2.19 (1.12, 4.26)

People can only smoke in certain rooms or areas

1.94 (0.87, 4.31)

Self-efficacy: level of confidence to quit smoking in 1 month (ref = very or extremely confident)

Not at all

1.99 (0.84, 4.70)

A little/somewhat

0.74 (0.33, 1.67)


1Adjusted for recruitment site, age, gender, race, education, treatment, diagnosis, number of cigarettes smoked per day and quit attempts.

de Moor et al. BMC Cancer 2011 11:165   doi:10.1186/1471-2407-11-165

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