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Table 1 Demographic and socioeconomic characteristics (weighted estimates)a for NHIS participantsb aged 35+ at the time of interview

From: Modeling mortality risk effects of cigarettes and smokeless tobacco: results from the National Health Interview Survey Linked Mortality File Data

Variables Current Smokers Former Smokers Never Smokers Never Tobacco Users All
Current SLT Users Former SLT Users Never SLT Users Current SLT Users Former SLT Users Never SLT Users Current SLT Users Former SLT Users
Mean age in years 48.75 48.99 51.41 56.29 57.53 60.19 53.68 50.51 54.97 55.23
Sex %
 Male 79.11 75.25 37.56 92.08 79.68 38.23 75.81 77.10 32.53 36.25
 female 20.89 24.75 62.44 7.92 20.32 61.77 24.19 22.90 67.47 63.75
Race/ethnicity %
 Hispanic 3.16 5.18 9.24 1.30 5.62 9.15 2.14 4.84 14.00 11.85
 Non-Hispanic white 85.38 80.95 73.51 88.25 85.54 79.28 77.35 82.23 67.47 71.37
 Non-Hispanic black 9.80 11.33 13.5 7.80 7.58 8.39 18.00 11.10 12.00 11.56
 Non-Hispanic other 1.66 2.54 3.74 2.65 1.27 3.18 2.52 1.83 6.54 5.23
Education %
 Less than high school 31.85 23.05 22.31 33.82 23.66 16.71 36.76 14.18 16.17 17.70
 High school diploma 35.88 40.96 38.64 32.42 32.75 30.33 29.93 23.06 26.83 29.80
 Some college and higher 32.28 35.75 38.5 33.5 43.48 52.46 33.04 62.44 56.36 51.91
 Missing 0.00 0.24 0.56 0.26 0.11 0.50 0.28 0.32 0.64 0.58
Poverty level %
 At or above 100% threshold 76.94 76.96 73.05 78.77 83.89 79.29 72.32 82.39 77.99 77.39
 Below 100% threshold 13.03 16.11 14.08 12.13 6.39 7.01 14.63 7.38 8.62 9.39
 Missing 10.02 6.93 12.87 9.1 9.73 13.7 13.05 10.23 13.39 13.22
Body mass index (kg/m2) %
 Underweight (< 18.5) 1.60 2.58 2.96 0.96 0.46 1.22 1.04 0.50 1.53 1.71
 Normal weight (18.5–24.9) 30.58 31.06 40.94 21.39 21.56 33.1 21.61 19.66 34.84 35.19
 Overweight (25.0–29.9) 38.56 41.31 32.14 45.76 42.77 35.57 39.64 43.31 34.14 34.35
 Obese (30+) 27.27 24.00 21.25 30.68 33.26 26.85 35.49 35.63 25.94 25.49
 Missing 1.99 1.05 2.72 1.21 1.95 3.27 2.22 0.89 3.55 3.27
  1. aAdditional file 1: Table S3, shows the 95% CIs for these weighted estimates
  2. bExcluding participants with missing tobacco-use status, poly-users, and users of other tobacco products including pipe, hookah, e-cigarettes, bidi, and cigars. Survey years: 1987, 1991, 1992, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2005, 2010, and 2012–2014