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Table 1 Sample descriptive characteristics and factors associated with ever past regular combined non-combustible nicotine product use (NRT, e-cigarettes and heated tobacco products combined) and NRT products, e-cigarettes

From: Prevalence and characteristics of ever regular use of non-combustible nicotine for 1 year or more: a population survey in England

  Whole sample (N = 8486)* Non-combustible nicotine products combined (NNP: N = 436) Nicotine replacement therapies (NRT: N = 282) E-cigarettes (N = 189)
% (n) % OR (95% CI) p value Adj OR (95% CI) p value % OR (95% CI) p value Adj OR (95% CI) p value % OR (95% CI) p value Adj OR (95% CI) p value
Age           
16–24 11.2 (902) 9.3 1 1 4.6 1 1 15.3 1 1
25–34 15.4 (1240) 18.9 1.47 (1.01–2.17) 0.05 1.33 (0.87–2.04) 0.19 12.4 1.92 (1.01–3.65) 0.05 1.66 (0.83–3.38) 0.15 29.1 1.36 (0.86–2.15) 0.19 1.22 (0.79–2.03) 0.46
35–44 14.7 (1185) 17.5 1.44 (0.97–2.12) 0.68 1.47 (0.94–2.30) 0.09 18.4 3.07 (1.66–5.66) < 0.001 2.92 (1.49–5.71) 0.002 18.5 0.88 (0.54–1.45) 0.62 0.92 (0.53–1.61) 0.77
45–54 16.0 (1286) 17.5 1.31 (0.89–1.94) 0.17 1.37 (0.89–2.13) 0.15 20.6 3.16 (1.72–5.80) < 0.001 3.37 (1.70–6.28) < 0.001 13.2 0.60 (0.35–1.02) 0.59 0.62 (0.34–1.11) 0.11
55–64 14.3 (1149) 16.6 1.39 (0.94–2.06) 0.10 1.36 (0.88–2.13) 0.17 18.8 3.23 (1.75–5.95) < 0.001 3.05 (1.57–5.90) < 0.01 12.2 0.61 (0.35–1.05) 0.74 0.64 (0.34–1.14) 0.12
65+ 22.8 (1838) 19.8 1.04 (0.71–1.52) 0.85 0.99 (0.64–1.56) 1.00 24.8 2.70 (1.49–4.91) 0.001 2.49 (1.29–4.83) 0.007 11.1 0.34 (0.19–0.60) < 0.001 0.37 (0.20–0.71) 0.002
Sex  
Male 46.2 (3720) 49 1 1 45.7 1 1 58.2 1 1
Female 48.4 (3896) 51 0.92 (0.76–1.12) 0.40 1.12 (0.90–1.37) 0.32 54.3 1.15 (0.91–1.46) 0.25 1.44 (1.10–1.86) 0.01 41.8 0.69 ( 0.51–0.92) 0.69 0.78 (0.57–1.07) 0.12
Social grade  
C2DE 44.5 (3532) 48.3 1 1 48.8 1 1 47.1 1 1
AB/C1 55.5 (4408) 51.7 0.85 (0.70–1.03) 0.11 1.27 (1.02–1.57) 0.03 51.2 0.84 (0.66–1.06) 0.14 1.20 (9.22–1.55) 0.18 52.9 0.90 (0.67–1.20) 0.46 1.50 (1.06 – 2.01) 0.02
Children in the home  
No 66.8 (5377) 70.6 1.00 1.00 71.6 1.00 1.00 66.3 1.00 1.00
Yes 27.8 (2239) 29.4 0.99 (0.81–1.23) 0.98 0.91 (0.71–1.20) 0.51 28.4 1.06 (0.81–1.38) 0.68 0.91 (0.65–1.26) 0.91 33.7 0.82 (0.60–1.11) 0.20 0.99 (0.69–1.42) 0.95
Smoking status  
Never 63.7 (818) 7.6 1 1 3.9 1 1 11.2 1 1
Ex-smoker 19.4 (1562) 45.4 19.81 (13.63–28.80) < 0.001 19.84 (13.50–29.15) < 0.001 51.8 42.45 (22.89–78.73) < 0.001 37.30 (20.02–69.49) < 0.001 33.5 9.02 (5.49–14.82) < 0.001 11.25 (6.71–18.86) < 0.001
Current 11.4 (918) 47.7 34.88 (23.96–50.80) < 0.001 35.34 (23.96–52.13) < 0.001 44.3 58.27 (31.26–108.61) < 0.001 63.68 (33.89–119.65) < 0.001 55.3 24.85 (15.48–39.90) < 0.001 23.53 (14.31–38.69) < 0.001
Hazardous drinking+  
No 82.5 (6541) 77.5 1 1 78.1 1 1 78.6 1 1
Yes 12.2 (968) 22.5 0.51 (0.40–0.65) < 0.001 1.38 (1.06–1.78) 0.02 21.9 0.54 (0.40–0.73) < 0.001 1.42 (1.04–1.95) 0.03 21.4 0.56 (0.39–0.81) 0.002 1.08 (0.74–1.58) 0.69
  1. Figures in bold represent statistical significance p < 0.05
  2. *Weighted sample so figures do not always precisely match the whole sample
  3. +Hazardous drinking as identified by scores between 8 and 15 on the AUDIT