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Table 3 Mean values of anthropometric measures by former versus current 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
Current Former Current Former Current Former
Men, n = 18,380 10,770 7610
BMI, kg/m2 26.1 27.1*** 26.0 27.1***
HC, cm 101.7 103.8*** 101.8 103.7*** 102.6 103.0***
WC, cm 90.8 93.2*** 90.8 93.2*** 92.0 92.0NS
WHR 0.89 0.90*** 0.89 0.90*** 0.90 0.89***
Women, n = 22,294 13,350 8944
BMI, kg/m2 24.7 25.5 24.6 25.6
HC, cm 99.9 101.8*** 99.8 101.9*** 100.7 101.0***
WC, cm 78.6 79.6*** 78.3 79.6*** 79.4 78.8***
WHR 0.79 0.78*** 0.78 0.78NS 0.79 0.78***
  1. N = 40,674. 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