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Table 3 Associations between mental health and triggers for quit attempts

From: Mental health and smoking cessation—a population survey in England

  Concern re future health Current health problem Too expensive Something said by friends/family
%1 adjOR, 95% CI2 p %1 adjOR, 95% CI 2 p %1 adjOR, 95% CI2 p %1 adjOR, 95% CI2 p
Ever diagnosis
 No 36.2 Ref   17.5 Ref   18.0 Ref   16.1 Ref  
 Yes 37.0 1.16, 0.95–1.41 0.15 23.5 1.55, 1.23–1.97 < 0.001 20.4 1.20, 0.94–1.52 0.14 18.4 1.21, 0.94–1.56 0.15
Past-year treatment
 No 36.7 Ref   17.7 Ref   18.9 Ref   16.5 Ref  
 Yes 35.9 1.10, 0.88–1.38 0.40 25.4 1.52, 1.18–1.97 0.001 19.4 1.05, 0.80–1.37 0.74 18.5 1.13, 0.85–1.49 0.41
Past-month distress
 None 36.6 Ref   18.2 Ref   18.2 Ref   14.2 Ref  
 Moderate 37.5 1.15, 0.92–1.43 0.22 20.3 1.25, 0.96–1.63 0.099 21.0 1.15, 0.88–1.49 0.30 21.5 1.49, 1.13–1.96 0.005
 Serious 33.6 1.06, 0.77–1.45 0.71 25.8 1.72, 1.21–2.43 0.002 18.4 1.06, 0.73–1.54 0.77 20.2 1.52, 1.03–2.22 0.034
  1. Unweighted n = 1956
  2. Bold figures indicate that the confidence interval does not include 1
  3. 1Weighted % who reported each trigger, those with > 5% overall only
  4. 2Logistic regressions unweighted, adjusted for age, gender, occupational grade, urges to smoke, time since most recent quit attempt