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Table 3 Selected associations between smoking status and BMI distributions

From: The association of smoking and demographic characteristics on body mass index and obesity among adults in the U.S., 1999–2012

  Men Women
BMIa Coefficients BMIa Coefficients
Never smokers Current smokers Former smokers Never smokers Current smokers Former smokers
10th percentile 22.82 −1.75** 0.21 21.5 −1.13** 0.38*
   (0.16) (0.17)   (0.18) (0.19)
25th percentile 25.17 −1.70** 0.18 24.18 −1.02** 0.50**
   (0.13) (0.13)   (0.17) (0.18)
50th percentile 28.12 −1.60** 0.11 28.46 −1.18** 0.58*
   (0.13) (0.14)   (0.21) (0.22)
75th percentile 31.9 −1.74** 0.09 33.6 −1.65** 0.75*
   (0.20) (0.21)   (0.46) (0.30)
90th percentile 36.77 −2.37** −0.21 39.6 −1.44** 0.90
   (0.32) (0.34)   (0.28) (0.49)
  1. aBMI for each quantile.
  2. Standard errors in parentheses; * p < 0.05, ** p < 0.01.
  3. All models include age age2, race/ethnicity, foreign born, education attainment, marital status, number of children (female only), survey cycle, and sample weights.