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Table 1 Baseline Characteristics According to Tobacco use at Baseline and at Follow-up

From: Weight gain and incident obesity among male snus users

  Never tobacco Daily snus use Daily smoking Other All
Tobacco use at baseline and follow-up No tobacco use Stable current use Stable former use Quit during follow-up Began during follow-up Stable current use Stable former use Quit during follow-up Began during follow-up Including combined snus use and smoking  
n (%) 3877 (39.0) 445 (4.5) 126 (1.3) 178 (1.8) 52 (0.5) 729 (7.3) 1541 (15.5) 284 (2.9) 56 (0.6) 2666 (26.8) 9954
Mean age (years) 46.3 36.6 44.3 36.0 31.7 52.6 60.6 50.5 53.7 48.7 49.1
Mean weight (kilograms) 81.3 82.2 84.1 83.6 81.8 80.6 83.7 81.6 82.5 83.8 82.4
Mean weight gain (kilograms) (SD) 0.7 (4.8) 1.9 (5.1) 1.3 (4.2) 1.2 (4.7) 1.5 (4.3) 0.5 (5.5) -0.1 (4.7) 2.7 (5.9) -0.6 (5.7) 0.9 (5.6) 0.7 (5.1)
Mean BMI (kg/m2) 25.1 25.2 25.6 25.3 24.8 25.3 26.2 25.4 25.8 25.9 25.5
Alcohol consumption            
Heavy (%) 19.6 42.8 28.6 29.8 26.9 38.0 29.1 30.0 28.6 36.1 28.6
Moderate (%) 74.9 55.1 69.8 67.3 69.2 53.8 67.0 64.6 65.3 59.4 66.5
None (%) 5.5 2.1 1.7 2.9 3.9 8.1 3.9 5.4 6.1 4.5 4.9
Breakfast            
Daily (%) 84.6 57.3 79.2 65.0 64.7 60.7 88.6 68.6 79.3 73.2 78.2
Weekly (%) 11.64 30.7 16.8 26.0 31.4 23.4 7.7 23.6 13.2 17.8 15.2
Never (%) 3.8 11.9 4.0 9.0 3.9 15.9 3.6 7.9 7.6 9.0 6.6
Education            
University (%) 45.4 34.8 46.0 45.8 40.4 23.6 33.9 29.9 37.7 30.5 37.1
Upper secondary school (%) 43.4 55.9 38.9 48.6 55.8 49.4 45.7 48.8 37.7 48.3 46.3
Compulsory school (%) 11.2 9.3 15.1 5.7 3.9 27.0 20.4 21.4 24.5 21.2 16.6
Fruit and berries            
Daily (%) 54.3 31.5 60.8 40.7 54.0 33.5 59.0 40.7 41.1 43.1 48.9
Occasionally (%) 44.3 63.5 38.4 57.6 46.0 59.9 39.4 53.6 57.1 53.2 48.4
Never (%) 1.3 5.1 0.8 1.7 - 6.7 1.6 5.7 1.8 3.7 2.7
Physical activity            
Regular exercise (%) 18.8 19.4 23.4 25.4 40.8 5.6 12.4 7.6 13.0 13.2 15.3
Moderate exercise (%) 70.5 64.0 73.4 70.6 51.0 64.1 75.7 69.3 77.8 70.0 70.4
No exercise (%) 10.7 16.7 3.2 4.0 8.2 30.3 11.9 23.1 9.3 16.8 14.3