Table 2.

Adjusted Prevalence Odds Ratio (POR) of Current Smoking for White Versus African-American Adolescents—United States, 1992*

Variable
N%POR(95% Confidence Interval)
Race
 African-American899.51.0
 White102923.02.6(1.8, 3.7)
Gender
 Female55220.11.0
 Male56621.50.9(0.8, 1.1)
Age
 12–13 years1758.81.0
 14–15 years38622.31.7(1.3, 2.2)
 16–17 years55732.21.6(1.2, 2.2)
Parental education
 Less than 12 years18622.01.0
 12 years41122.11.0(0.7, 1.5)
 13–15 years27221.80.9(0.6, 1.4)
 16 or more years24917.60.9(0.6, 1.3)
Seat belt use
 Always24214.41.0
 Most of the time/sometimes57620.91.3(1.0, 1.6)
 Rarely/never30033.21.5(1.1, 2.0)
Physical activity in past 7 days
 3 or more days63118.71.0
 1–2 days26024.41.6(1.2, 2.0)
 0 days22724.51.4(1.0, 1.8)
Weapon carrying in past 30 days
 0 days78617.21.0
 1–5 days19540.11.7(1.2, 2.4)
 6 or more days13744.41.5(1.0, 2.2)
Physical fights in past 12 months
 0 times43914.81.0
 1–3 times42523.51.4(1.1, 1.7)
 4 or more times25441.02.6(1.8, 3.9)
Binge drinking in past 30 days
 Not during life1124.31.0
 0 days46726.64.6(3.5, 6.1)
 1–2 days31459.010.5 (7.1, 15.6)
 3 or more days22564.97.7 (5.1, 11.6)
Marijuana use in past 30 days
 Not during life53812.21.0
 0 times26958.13.8(2.8, 5.1)
 1 or more times31178.25.3(3.7, 7.7)
Other illegal drug use in lifetime
 Never80616.41.0
 Ever31269.72.0(1.4, 2.7)
  • * Current smoking defined as having smoked on 1 or more days in the past 30 days. Percentages reflect weighted prevalence of current smoking in each subgroup. Crude POR = 2.8 (95% confidence interval = 2.1 to 3.9).