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Table 2 Prevalence (%) of low and normal BMI by tobacco use with 95% confidence intervals

From: Association between tobacco use and body mass index in urban Indian population: implications for public health in India

Tobacco use Low BMI (<18.5 kg/m2) Normal BMI (18.5–25.0 kg/m2)
  Men (95% CI) Women* (95% CI) Men (95% CI) Women* (95% CI)
Never users 13.5 (12.8 to 14.2) 13.2 (12.8 to 13.6) 62.4 (61.5 to 63.3) 50.1 (49.5 to 50.7)
Ex-users
   Smoking 18.9 (16.0 to 21.8) - 61.0 (57.4 to 64.6) -
   Smokeless 15.7 (13.2 to 18.2) 19.2 (17.0 to 21.4) 63.5 (60.2 to 66.8) 51.9 (49.2 to 54.6)
   Mixed 17.8 (13.2 to 22.4) - 56.3 (50.4 to 62.2) -
Ever users
   Smoking 25.2 (24.1 to 26.3) 28.1 (21.1 to 35.1) 58.8 (57.6 to 60.0) 54.1 (46.4 to 61.8)
   Smokeless 19.9 (19.3 to 20.5) 23.3 (22.9 to 23.7) 62.1 (61.4 to 62.8) 52.2 (51.7 to 52.7)
   Mixed 26.4 (25.2 to 27.6) 35.1 (26.1 to 44.1) 59.5 (58.2 to 60.8) 47.9 (38.4 to 57.4)
Types of smoking**
   Cigarette 16.3 (15.3 to 17.3) - 60.8 (59.4 to 62.2) -
   Bidi 32.1 (30.8 to 33.4) 32.7 (26.5 to 38.9) 57.9 (56.6 to 59.2) 50.7 (44.0 to 57.4)
   Cigarette + bidi 32.6 (29.2 to 36.0) - 55.1 (51.5 to 58.7) -
Types of Smokeless
   Mishri 17.1 (15.7 to 18.5) 20.9 (20.3 to 21.5) 64.1 (62.3 to 65.9) 52.6 (51.8 to 53.4)
   Mishri + other 21.5 (20.6 to 22.4) 26.6 (25.9 to 27.3) 63.1 (62.0 to 64.2) 52.3 (51.5 to 53.1)
   Betel quid 17.7 (16.6 to 18.8) 21.4 (20.1 to 22.7) 61.0 (59.6 to 62.4) 50.9 (49.3 to 52.5)
   Other tobacco 20.0 (18.6 to 21.4) 27.0 (24.2 to 29.8) 61.2 (59.5 to 62.9) 50.4 (47.2 to 53.6)
   Areca nut 12.3 (8.8 to 15.8) 17.2 (15.1 to 19.3) 63.7 (58.6 to 68.8) 52.1 (49.3 to 54.9)
  1. *Data for female ex-smokers and cigarette not analysed because of small numbers
  2. **Ever smokers and mixed users were clubbed together