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Figure 3

From: Tobacco smoking and all-cause mortality in a large Australian cohort study: findings from a mature epidemic with current low smoking prevalence

Figure 3

Age standardised rates of all-cause mortality in current smokers and never-smokers, by smoking intensity. Categories of smoking intensity (0 (never smokers), ≤14, 15–24, ≥25 cigarettes/day) are based on smoking behaviour reported at baseline. Rates are plotted against the mean number of cigarettes within each pre-defined category, based on smoking intensity reported at the 3-year resurvey among current smokers at resurvey, to minimise regression dilution bias. Vertical lines represent 95% confidence intervals; the intervals around the rates for never-smokers are small and contained within the squares that indicate the rates [Men 6.8 (6.4–7.2), Women 4.0 (3.8–4.2)].

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