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Table 1 Mean values of anthropometric measurements by current versus never smoking

From: Associations of tobacco smoking with body mass distribution; a population-based study of 65,875 men and women in midlife

Smoking status Model 1Observed Model 2SEP and health indicators Model 3 BMI additionally
Never Current Never Current Never Current
Men, n 12,199 10,770
BMI, kg/m2 26.6 26.1*** 26.7 26.0***
HC, cm 103.2 101.7*** 103.2 101.8*** 102.7 102.2***
WC, cm 91.8 90.8*** 92.0 90.6*** 91.2 91.4**
WHR 0.89 0.89*** 0.89 0.89 NS 0.888 0.893***
MUAC, cm 31.0 30.8*** 31.1 30.7*** 30.8 30.9 NS
Women, n 13,002 13,350
BMI, kg/m2 25.2 24.7*** 25.3 24.6***
HC, cm 101.4 99.9*** 101.6 99.7*** 100.9 100.4***
WC, cm 78.8 78.6p = 0.07 79.2 78.2*** 78.4 79.0***
WHR 0.78 0.79*** 0.78 0.78*** 0.78 0.79***
MUAC, cm 28.6 28.2*** 28.6 28.1*** 28.4 28.3***
  1. N = 30,579 men, 35,296 women. Model 1Observed; Model 2SEP and health indicators, adjusted for body height, education, disability pension, physical activity and alcohol use. Model 3BMI additionally, adjusted for education, disability pension, physical activity, alcohol use and BMI. **p < 0.01; *** p < 0.001