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Table 4 Longevity (reaching the age of 85) according to smoking status, age, BMI and physical fitness at baseline in 821 initially healthy middle-aged men (adjusted results*)

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

  Non-smokers Smokers
  n = 452 n = 369
  OR 95% CI p-value OR 95% CI p-value
Age, 10 years increase 1.45 0.71–2.93 0.31 2.43 0.96–6.15 0.060
BMI, 25–29.9 vs. <25 kg/m2 0.54 0.36–0.82 0.004 0.92 0.53–1.59 0.76
BMI, ≥30 vs. <25 kg/m2 0.21 0.05–0.96 0.045 0.84 0.17–4.12 0.83
Fitness, medium vs. low 1.18 0.71–1.98 0.52 1.31 0.72–2.39 0.38
Fitness, high vs. low 1.88 1.12–3.13 0.016 1.80 0.95–3.39 0.070
Cholesterol (1 SD increase) 0.84 0.69–1.02 0.083 1.03 0.79–1.33 0.85
SBP (1 SD increase) 0.89 0.73-1.08 0.24 0.83 0.65-1.06 0.14
Daily number of cigarettes,       
≥10 vs. <1-9 - - - 0.56 0.34-0.93 0.024
  1. *Each of the variables was adjusted for the other variables presented in the table.