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Table 1 Descriptive statistics for current, former and never snus users

From: The greater use of flavoured snus among ever-smokers versus never-smokers in Norway

  Current snus users (N = 9515) Former snus users (6482) Never snus users (48,699)
% (95% CI) % (95% CI) % (95% CI)
Snus use status    
Daily snus user 70.6 (69.6–71.5)   
Occasional snus user, former daily user 12.2 (11.6–12.9)   
Occasional snus user, never daily user 17.2 (16.5–18.0)   
Former daily snus user   46.6 (45.4–47.9)  
Former occasional snus user   53.4 (52.1–54.6)  
Never used snus    
Smoking status    
Daily smoker 9.8 (9.2–10.3) 9.2 (8.5–9.9) 7.9 (7.7–8.1)
Occasional smoker, former daily smoker 12.0 (11.3–12.6) 4.6 (4.1–5.2) 3.0 (2.8–3.1)
Occasional smoker, never daily smoker 9.6 (9.0–10.2) 3.9 (3.4–4.4) 2.1 (1.9–2.2)
Former daily smoker 27.2 (26.3–28.1) 33.5 (32.3–34.6) 21.3 (21.0–21.7)
Former occasional smoker 19.0 (18.2–19.7) 25.3 (24.2–26.3) 13.6 (13.3–13.9)
Never smoked 22.5 (21.7–23.4) 23.5 (22.5–24.5) 52.1 (51.7–52.5)
Sex    
Men 68.0 (67.1–68.9) 65.3 (64.2–66.5) 43.8 (43.4–44.2)
Women 32.0 (31.1–32.9) 34.7 (33.5–35.8) 56.2 (55.8–56.6)
Age    
15–24* 22.5 (21.6–23.3) 13.9 (13.0–14.7) 9.1 (8.8–9.3)
25–34 29.7 (28.7–30.6) 30.1 (29.0–31.2) 12.7 (12.4–13.0)
35–44 26.8 (25.9–27.7) 28.8 (27.7–29.9) 20.5 (20.1–20.9)
45–54 14.2 (13.5–14.9) 16.2 (15.3–17.1) 19.8 (19.5–20.2)
55–64 5.0 (4.6–5.4) 7.2 (6.6–7.9) 17.0 (16.7–17.3)
65–74 1.8 (1.5–2.1) 3.2 (2.8–3.6) 16.6 (16.3–17.0)
75+ 0.1 (0.0–0.2) 0.6 (0.4–0.8) 4.3 (4.2–4.5)
Mean age 35 (34.7–35.2) 38.0 (37.7–38.3) 48.5 (48.3–48.6)
Education    
Primary 5.6 (5.2–6.1) 4.7 (4.2–5.3) 7.3 (7.0–7.5)
Secondary 38.6 (37.6–39.6) 32.8 (31.7–34.0) 30.9 (30.5–31.3)
Tertiary (≤ 3 years) 39.1 (38.1–40.1) 40.9 (39.7–42.1) 40.2 (39.7–40.6)
Tertiary (≥ 4 years) 16.7 (15.9–17.4) 21.5 (20.5–22.5) 21.7 (21.3–22.0)
  1. Percentages (%) and 95% confidence intervals (95% CI)
  2. aMinimum age for buying tobacco in Norway is 18 years. Respondents below the age of 18 made up 21% of the 15–24 year age group. There was no abrupt change in snus use or smoking between respondents below and above 18-years