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BMC Public Health

, 15:1238

First Online: 14 December 2015Received: 20 March 2015Accepted: 30 November 2015DOI: 10.1186-s12889-015-2549-9

Cite this article as: Wang, Q. BMC Public Health 2015 15: 1238. doi:10.1186-s12889-015-2549-9

Abstract

BackgroundThe effects of cigarette smoking on body weight remain inconclusive. This study evaluated this relationship using the latest data from China, the largest consumer market of tobacco in the world, which is also experiencing a steady increase in patients with obesity.

MethodsUsing data obtained from China Health and Nutrition Survey CHNS 1991–2011, Logit Model and Two-Stage Residual Inclusion 2SRI estimation were applied. Local tobacco yield was considered as instrument variable for smoking behavior and corrected for endogeneity.

ResultsSmoking increased the likelihood of being underweight by 0.9 % and healthy weight by 5.3 %, while the likelihood of overweight and obesity decreased by 6.5 %, of which obesity reduced by 5.1 %. After correcting for endogeneity, the results were consistent and stronger. Cigarette smoking increased the likelihood of being underweight by 2.7 % and healthy weight by 12.7 %, while it decreased the likelihood of overweight and obesity by 13 %, of which obesity reduced by 10 %.

ConclusionSmoking induced heterogeneous effects on body weight. Smoking had a positive effect on underweight and healthy weight, while a negative effect on overweight and obesity. Tobacco control interventions may lead to weight loss among healthy subjects, while the effects on obese subjects were not obvious as expected.

KeywordsSmoking Body weight Number of cigarettes consumed daily China AbbreviationsCHNSChina health and nutrition survey

BMIBody mass index

2SRITwo-stage residual inclusion

2SLSTwo-stage least squares

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Autor: Qing Wang

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