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Table 3 Health-related characteristics associated with cigarette smoking status: univariate analysis

From: Social characteristics associated with disparities in smoking rates in Israel

Smoking status Men Women
Never N = 1,704 Past N = 844 Current N = 1,139 P Never N = 2,748 Past N = 444 Current N = 645 P
Body mass index (kg/m2); N, (%)     <0.0001     0.0002
 Normal (<25.0) 758 (48.7) 273 (17.5) 527 (33.8)   1,404 (70.5) 205 (10.3) 384 (19.3)  
 Overweight (≥25.0 and <30.0) 675 (44.9) 382 (25.4) 445 (29.6)   728 (71.3) 142 (13.9) 151 (14.8)  
 Obese (≥30.0) 235 (42.2) 177 (31.8) 145 (26.0)   456 (74.9) 70 (11.5) 83 (13.6)  
Self-reported leisure physical activity; N, (%)*     <0.0001     0.0012
 None 701 (39.9) 391 (22.3) 664 (37.8)   1,578 (72.2) 217 (9.9) 392 (17.9)  
 Less than recommended 241 (50.8) 126 (26.6) 107 (22.6)   398 (74.1) 66 (12.3) 73 (13.6)  
 Meeting WHO recommendations 392 (52.0) 181 (24.0) 181 (24.0)   471 (70.6) 97 (14.5) 99 (14.8)  
 Meeting recommendations for additional health benefit 370 (52.6) 146 (20.8) 187 (26.6)   301 (67.5) 64 (14.4) 81 (18.2)  
Self-reported health status; N, (%)     <0.0001     <0.0001
 Very good 1,031 (53.8) 284 (14.8) 600 (31.3)   1,326 (73.4) 180 (10.0) 300 (16.6)  
 Good 485 (40.7) 349 (29.3) 357 (30.0)   802 (66.3) 167 (13.8) 240 (19.9)  
 Not so good 136 (31.8) 156 (36.5) 136 (31.8)   432 (75.4) 68 (11.9) 73 (12.7)  
 Not good at all 52 (34.4) 54 (35.8) 45 (29.8)   186 (75.6) 29 (11.8) 31 (12.6)  
  1. *According to the Global Recommendations on Physical Activity for Health. WHO publication. 2010. ISBN: 9789241599979