International Journal of Hypertension / 2014 / Article / Tab 3

Research Article

Hypertension and Its Associated Risk Factors in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, 2013: A National Survey

Table 3

Multivariate logistic regression for sociodemographic characteristics, risk factors, and hypertension, in Saudi Arabia, of males and females aged 15 years or older, 2013.

Socio-demographic and risk factorsCategoriesSociodemographic modelFull adjusted model
AOR95% CIAOR95% CI

SexMalesREFREF
Females0.610.52–0.720.610.50–0.74

Age*1.081.07–1.091.071.06–1.08

Marital statusCurrently marriedREFREF
Never married0.860.66–1.121.050.79–1.39
Separated, divorced, or widowed1.291.00–1.661.280.98–1.68

Education Primary school or lessREF
Elementary or high school completed1.010.82–1.24
College degree or higher education0.860.69–1.07

Smoking statusNever smokedREF
Exsmoker1.260.83–1.93
Current smoker1.210.95–1.55

Levels of physical activityNoneREF
Low1.190.97–1.46
Moderate 1.090.83–1.42
High 1.070.84–1.35

ObesityNot obeseREF
Obese2.241.89–2.65

History of diagnosis with diabetesNo REF
Yes 1.951.57–2.43

History of diagnosis with hypercholesterolemiaNo REF
Yes 1.941.51–2.47

Diagnosis of chronic conditionNo REF
Yes 1.280.93–1.76

AOR for age should be considered as for an increase of one year.
Odds ratios were adjusted for sociodemographic characteristics: sex, age, marital status, and education.
AOR: adjusted odds ratios; CI: confidence intervals; REF: reference.

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