Table 2

Smoking characteristics of 269 Hispanic mothers*

Characteristic

Total No. (%)

Mexico-bornNo. (%)

U.S.-born No. (%)

P


Current smoking status

<.001

Nonsmoker

216 (80)

113 (90)

103 (72)

Smoker

53 (20)

12 (10)

41 (28)

Cigarettes smoked per week§

.726

1–10

15 (28)

4 (33)

11 (27)

11–25

15 (28)

4 (33)

11 (27)

>25

23 (43)

4 (33)

19 (46)

Proportion of friends who smoke

.005

None

56 (21)

33 (27)

23 (16)

A few

109 (41)

58 (47)

51 (35)

Less than half

37 (14)

10 (8)

27 (19)

About half

33 (12)

12 (10)

21 (15)

Most

33 (12)

11 (9)

22 (15)

Other adult smokers in the home

No

201 (75)

92 (74)

109 (76)

.693

Yes

68 (25)

33 (26)

35 (24)


*Some strata do not sum to 269 because of missing data.

Column percent.

Includes one woman who self-identified as Mexican, but was born in Costa Rica.

§Among mothers classified as current smokers.

Gonzales et al. BMC Public Health 2006 6:265   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-6-265

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