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Table 1 Characteristics of participants in the study according to smoking status

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

  Smoking status Total
  Current Past Never  
Total 15,768 69,900 119,285 204,953
Men 7,625 (48%) 37,335 (53%) 45,251 (38%) 90,211 (44%)
Age     
 45–64 years 12,951 (82%) 45,107 (65%) 79,667 (67%) 137,725 (67%)
 65–79 years 2,443 (15%) 19,378 (28%) 29,913 (25%) 51,734 (25%)
 ≥80 years 374 (2%) 5,415 (8%) 9,705 (8%) 15,494 (8%)
Residing in Major Cities 6,428 (41%) 30,103 (43%) 55,300 (46%) 91,831 (45%)
University degree 2,209 (14%) 15,300 (22%) 32,721 (27%) 50,230 (25%)
Household income ≥ $70,000 2,789 (18%) 18,218 (26%) 33,195 (28%) 54,202 (26%)
Private health insurance 6,714 (43%) 45,066 (64%) 84,007 (70%) 135,787 (66%)
≥15 alcoholic drinks/week 3,762 (24%) 15,685 (22%) 9,699 (8%) 29,146 (14%)
Highest physical activity tertile 5,278 (33%) 25,475 (36%) 39,044 (33%) 69,797 (34%)
Born in Australia 11,714 (74%) 50,845 (73%) 90,477 (76%) 153,036 (75%)
Body mass index     
<20 kg/m2 1,011 (6%) 1,848 (3%) 4,711 (4%) 7,570 (4%)
≥30 kg/m2 3,084 (20%) 16,160 (23%) 22,618 (19%) 41,862 (20%)