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Table 3 Longevity (reaching the age of 85) according to smoking status, age, BMI and physical fitness at baseline in 821 initially healthy middle-aged men (unadjusted results)

From: Life style and longevity among initially healthy middle-aged men: prospective cohort study

  Non-smokers n = 452   Smokers n = 369
  N Survived 85 OR [95% CI] p-value N Survived 85 OR [95% CI] p-value
   n (%)      n (%)    
   [95% CI]      [95% CI]    
Age           
 10 years increase    1.09 [0.56–2.13] p = 0.80    1.93 [0.79–4.69] p = 0.15
BMI           
 <25 (ref. cat) 239 110 (46.0%)     231 56 (24.2%)    
[39.8–54.4%] [19.0–30.1%]
 25–29.9 196 56 (28.6%) 0.47 [0.31–0.70] p < 0.001 124 26 (21.0%) 0.83 [0.49–1.40] p = 0.49
[22.6–35.2%] [14.5–28.8%]
 ≥30 17 2 (11.8%) 0.16 [0.04–0.70] p = 0.015 14 2 (14.3%) 0.52 [0.11–2.40] p = 0.40
[2.0–33.7%] [2.5–39.7%]
Fitness (tertiles)           
 Low (ref. cat.) 140 39 (27.9%)     166 30 (18.1%)    
[20.9–35.7%] [12.8–24.5%]
 Medium 150 50 (33.3%) 1.30 [0.78–2.14] p = 0.31 115 27 (23.5%) 1.39 [0.78–2.50] p = 0.27
[26.1–41.2%] [16.4 31.9%]
 High 162 79 (48.8%) 2.47 [1.52–3.99] p < 0.001 88 27 (30.7%) 2.01 [1.10–3.66] p = 0.023
[41.1–56.4%] [21.7–40.9%]