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Table 2 Summary of Cox model among 2969 Black, Latino and White Older Adults (age >50 at baseline) who were current smokers at baseline not adjusting for cigarettes per day (year 1992)

From: Latino and Black smokers in the Health and Retirement Study are more likely to quit: the role of light smoking

  Cessation at 10 years Cessation at 20 years
  HR(SE) 95 % CI HR(SE) 95 % CI
Race/ethnicity     
 White (referent)     
 Black 1.19 (0.10) 0.99–1.41 1.19 (0.11)* 1.01–1.44
 Latino 1.51 (0.19)** 1.18–1.94 1.46 (0.17)** 1.16–1.84
Gender     
 Men (referent)     
 Women 0.93 (0.05) 0.83–1.04 0.93 (0.05) 0.93–1.04
Age group at baseline     
 50–59 years (referent)     
 60+ years 1.31 (0.14)* 1.06–1.62 1.21 (0.11)* 1.01–1.46
Education at baseline     
  < High school (referent)     
 High school or more 1.26 (0.11)* 1.06–1.51 1.19 (0.10)* 1.01–1.40
Marital Status at baseline     
 Married (referent)     
 Formerly married 0.95 (0.09) 0.79–1.15 0.94 (0.09) 0.78–1.14
 Never Married 0.60 (0.16) 0.36–1.01 0.70 (0.15) 0.46–1.08
Count of chronic medical conditions (continuous) 1.05 (0.03) 0.99–1.12 1.05 (0.03)* 1.01–1.11
Drinking Frequency per day at baseline     
 None (referent)     
 1-2 drinks per day 0.94 (0.06) 0.83–1.07 0.99 (0.06) 0.88–1.10
  > 2 drinks per day 0.58 (0.08)*** 0.44–0.77 0.64 (0.08)** 0.50–0.83
Depressive Symptoms: CESD-8 score (range 0–8)     
 Score <4 (referent)     
 Score ≥4 1.12 (0.09) 0.96–1.31 1.11 (0.06) 0.99–1.24
  1. *P < 0.05 ** P < 0.01 ***P < 0.001