|Stratification groups||Adjusted hazard ratio (95% CI)*|
|*Hazard ratios were derived from Cox proportional hazards models and adjusted for age, sex, ethnicity, education, smoking, health status, healthcare utilisation, and initial body mass index. Reference group was participants not trying to lose weight and reporting no weight change.|
|Intention to lose weight and no actual weight change||0.80 (0.65 to 0.99)|
|Intentional weight loss||0.76 (0.60 to 0.97)|
|Intention to lose weight and actual weight gain||0.94 (0.65 to 1.37)†|
|Unintentional weight loss||1.31 (1.01 to 1.70)|
Intentional weight loss was associated with lower mortality, whereas unintentional weight loss was associated with increased mortality
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