Table 5

Bivariate and multivariate logistic regression, showing Socio-demographic and behavioral correlates of cigarette smoking within the last 12 months among Axum university students, April 2012
Variables cigarette use within the last 12 months COR(95%CI) AOR(95%CI)
Yes No
Sex
Male 61 383 4.36(2.25,8.43) 2.60(1.17,5.76)
Female 11 301
Religion
Orthodox 45 377
Muslim 12 183 0.55(0.28,1.06) 0.76(0.34, 1.72)
Protestant 9 116 0.65(0.31,1.37) 0.80(0.32, 1.99)
Others 6 8 6.28(2.09,18.93) 7.93(1.67, 37.62)
Ethnicity *
Tigrie 23 310
Amhara 30 202 2.00(1.13,3.54)
Oromo 13 108 1.62(0.79,3.32)
S/N/N 6 64 1.26(0.49,3.23)
Residence *
Urban 51 399
Rural 21 285 0.58(0.34,0.98)
Marital status **
Single 65 607
Married 3 55 0.51(0.16,1.67)
Divorced 2 12 1.56(0.34,7.11)
others 2 10 1.87(0.40,8.71)
Year of study **
1st 22 256
2nd 23 224 1.20(0.65,2.20)
3rd 23 174 1.54(0.83,2.85)
4th 4 30 1.55(0.50,4.81)
Ever chewed khat
Yes 57 160 12.45(6.86,22.58) 4.90(2.36,9.73)
No 15 524
Ever drunk alcohol
Yes 64 197 19.79(9.31,42.01) 6.54(2.66,16.05)
No 8 487
Family smoke cigarette *
Yes 38 142 2.03(1.21,3.41)
No 34 542
Peers smoke cigarette
Yes 69 320 26.16(8.16,83.93) 4.61(1.26,16.78)
No 3 364
Perceived health risk **
yes 66 6 1.73(0.73,4.11)
no 591 93

** Variables which were not significant in the bivariate analysis.

* Variables which were not significant in the multivariate analysis.

Gebreslassie et al.

Gebreslassie et al. BMC Public Health 2013 13:693   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-13-693

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