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Table 2 Baseline characteristics and risk factors according to smoking status including tar and nicotine intake (mg/day) among women (n = 4,197)

From: Association of daily tar and nicotine intake with incident myocardial infarction: Results from the population-based MONICA/KORA Augsburg Cohort Study 1984 - 2002

Characteristics Never-
smokers
Ex-
smokers
Occasional
smokers
Tar intake (mg/day) Nicotine intake (mg/day)
     Low
(≤ 129)
Medium
(130 - 259)
High
(≥ 260)
Low
(≤ 8)
Medium
(9 - 16)
High
(≥ 17)
No. of participants (n) 2,613 693 139 324 238 190 368 235 149
Mean age (years) 50.0 44.0 39.8 42.9 40.6 38.8 42.5 40.0 39.6
Mean total cholesterol/HDL-C 4.0 3.7 3.6 3.9 4.0 4.1 4.0 4.0 4.0
Mean alcohol consumption (g/day) 8.4 11.0 12.8 10.5 12.3 13.8 10.9 12.9 12.7
Physical inactivity (%) 66.3 55.0 50.4 61.7 63.5 71.6 62.8 61.3 75.2
Actual hypertension (%) 35.5 23.2 21.6 21.3 18.9 17.9 20.9 17.5 20.1
Diabetes (%) 3.8 3.2 2.2 0.9 0.8 1.1 1.1 0.4 1.3
Mean age at smoking onset (years) - - 22.0 21.5 19.3 18.4 21.3 19.2 18.4
Mean duration of smoking (years) - - 18.4 22.1 21.8 21.0 21.9 21.4 21.9