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Table 3 Prevalence and adjusted odds of Pacific adolescent cigarette smoking by selected home, social and alcohol use variables

From: Predictors of cigarette use amongst Pacific youth in New Zealand

  Cigarette smoking (N = 117) Not cigarette smoking (N = 856)    
n % n % Odds ratio* 95% CI p-value*
Parents smoke 77 65.7 361 42.2 2.6 1.8 – 3.8 <0.001
Friends smoke 112 95.7 525 61.4 10.6 4.4 – 26.2 <0.001
Parents have knowledge of where student goes to after school 82 74.5 772 92.3 0.25 0.12 – 0.48 <0.001
Parents have knowledge of where student goes at night time 71 65.7 681 85.1 0.31 0.18 – 0.56 <0.001
Parents have knowledge of who students’ friends are 91 80.5 742 87.1 0.5 0.28 – 0.89 0.02
Binge-drink 78 71.1 219 26.5 6.5 3.8 – 11.0 <0.001
  1. *adjusted for age, gender and deprivation.