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Table 4 Correlates of ever and current e-cigarette use

From: Electronic cigarette use in Greece: an analysis of a representative population sample in Attica prefecture

  Ever e-cigarette use Current e-cigarette use
Correlates OR (95%CI) P OR (95%CI) P
Smoking status
 Never smokers (referent)     
 Current smokers 33.38 (25.20–44.21) < 0.001 30.82 (10.21–93.01) < 0.001
 Ex-smokers 9.05 (6.81–12.04) < 0.001 69.33 (23.12–207.90) < 0.001
Age (years)
 55 and older (referent)     
 18–24 5.74 (3.82–8.63) < 0.001 1.83 (0.89–3.80) 0.103
 25–39 3.50 (2.68–4.59) < 0.001 2.50 (1.57–4.0) < 0.001
 40–54 1.68 (1.33–2.13) < 0.001 1.19 (0.77–1.84) 0.444
Gender
 Female (referent)     
 Male 1.22 (1.02–1.45) 0.029 1.46 (1.06–2.01) 0.020
Education
 High school or less (referent)     
 Technical education 0.93 (0.69–1.27) 0.664 0.92 (0.56–1.53) 0.754
 University education 0.71 (0.58–0.88) 0.001 0.53 (0.37–0.77) 0.001
 Postgraduate education 0.82 (0.60–1.13) 0.226 0.61 (0.35–1.06) 0.079
Marital status
 Single (referent)     
 Married/living with partner 0.70 (0.56–0.89) 0.003 0.98 (0.65–1.47) 0.910
 Divorced, widowed or other 0.86 (0.60–1.25) 0.432 1.54 (0.80–2.95) 0.196
Financial situation
 Very bad/bad (referent)     
 Not good 0.99 (0.82–1.21) 0.950 0.75 (0.53–1.06) 0.101
 Good 1.30 (0.97–1.74) 0.075 1.02 (0.62–1.67) 0.947
Perceived of e-cigarette harmfulness
 A lot more harmful/more harmful/equally harmful/DK (referent)     
 Less harmful/a lot less harmful/harmless 2.81 (2.34–3.37) < 0.001 6.28 (4.35–9.07) < 0.001