Table 4—

Determinants of change in passive smoking status during the study period

Stopped being exposedStarted being exposed
Females1.13 (0.93–1.36)1.04 (0.82–1.32)
Age in ECRHS I yrs
 40–4811
 34–<401.30 (1.00–1.67)1.22 (0.89–1.68)
 28–<341.45 (1.12–1.89)1.48 (1.08–2.04)
 20–<281.66 (1.28–2.15)1.59 (1.13–2.32)
Professionals11
Nonmanual0.73 (0.55–0.95)1.39 (0.98–1.98)
Manual0.48 (0.37–0.61)2.21 (1.61–3.03)
Low educational level#0.64 (0.48–0.87)1.55 (1.01–2.38)
  • Data are presented as adjusted odds ratio (95% confidence interval). The odds ratio was adjusted for centre and the variables in the table. ECRHS: European Community Respiratory Health Survey. #: entered separately in the table, replacing occupational status.