Table 1

Factors associated with current smoking status among school going adolescents in Punjab, India.

Factor

*Adjusted OR (95% confidence intervals)


Received pocket money in a usual month

No

1

Yes

1.25 (1.23–1.26)

Parents use tobacco

No

1

Yes

1.35 (1.32–1.37)

Felt boys who used tobacco had more friends

No difference between smokers and non-smokers

1

Have fewer friends

0.84 (0.81–0.86)

Have more friends

2.74 (2.67–2.82)

Felt girls who used tobacco had more friends

No difference between smokers and non-smokers

1

Have fewer friends

0.43 (0.42–0.44)

Have more friends

1.34 (1.31–1.38)

Perception on attractiveness of boys who smoked

No difference between smokers and non-smokers

1

Less attractive

1.15 (1.13–1.17)

Perception on attractiveness of girls who smoked

No difference between smokers and non-smokers

1

Less attractive

0.87 (0.86–0.89)

Perception that smoking makes one lose or gain weight

Lose weight

1

No difference between smokers and non-smokers

1.19 (1.16–1.22)

Gain weight

1.47 (1.44–1.51)

Closest friends smoke

None of them smokes

1

Some of them

0.73 (0.72–0.75)

Most or all of them smoke

3.83 (3.72–3.95


*weighted analysis adjusted for age and sex

Siziya et al. BMC International Health and Human Rights 2008 8:1   doi:10.1186/1472-698X-8-1

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