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Table 5 Adjusted odds ratio* for three categories of low BMI and frequency of tobacco use(Non-tobacco users with normal BMI 18.5–25.0 were referent category)

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

Frequency of tobacco use/day    
Smoking (Men) Mild thinness (BMI 17.0–18.5) Moderate thinness (BMI 16.0–17.0) Severe thinness (BMI<16.0)
1–5 1.21 (1.06 to 1.39) 1.37 (1.13 to 1.68) 1.45 (1.19 to 1.77)
6–10 1.68 (1.46 to 1.93) 1.93 (1.58 to 2.35) 1.97 (1.62 to 2.39)
> = 11 1.86 (1.66 to 2.09) 2.22 (1.88 to 2.62) 2.54 (2.17 to 2.98)
Smokeless (Women)    
1–2 1.32 (1.22 to 1.43) 1.50 (1.34 to 1.68) 1.72 (1.55 to 1.90)
3–5 1.46 (1.35 to 1.57) 1.71 (1.53 to 1.91) 1.76 (1.59 to 1.95)
6–10 1.59 (1.42 to 1.78) 1.63 (1.38 to 1.92) 2.05 (1.78 to 2.35)
> = 11 1.84 (1.48 to 2.29) 2.46 (1.87 to 3.24) 2.19 (1.70 to 2.84)
  1. * Results are controlled for age and level of education