Table 4

Comparisons of smoking and drinking patterns across profiles: smoking plus heavy drinking versus others
Cigarettes per day Years smoked Binge drinking, prior 3 months
Mean (SD) Mean (SD) Mean (SD)
Health Behavior Profiles a a a
Smoker, active, heavy drinker 14.1 (10.1) --- 38.5 (7.3) --- 16.3 (27.2) ---
Smoker, active, moderate drinker 10.7 (9.1) *** 36.6 (9.8)
Smoker, active, non-drinker 12.5 (9.9) 37.8 (10.4)
Non-smoker, active, heavy drinker 8.9 (19.7) ***
b b b
Smoker, inactive, heavy drinker 16.3 (12.7) --- 40.6 (9.2) --- 16.7 (28.4) ---
Smoker, inactive, moderate drinker 11.7 (9.1) *** 39.6 (7.7)
Smoker, inactive, non-drinker 11.7 (8.7) *** 41.0 (10.2)
Non-smoker, inactive, heavy drinker 9.3 (20.7) ***

*P ≤ .05; ** P ≤ .01; *** P ≤ .001.

a Mean difference compared to the smoker, active, heavy drinker profile.

b Mean difference compared to the smoker, inactive, heavy drinker profile.

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Shaw and Agahi BMC Public Health 2012 12:803   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-12-803

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