International Journal of Hypertension / 2016 / Article / Tab 3

Research Article

Hypertension, an Emerging Problem in Rural Cameroon: Prevalence, Risk Factors, and Control

Table 3

Association between clinical characteristics and hypertension after adjusting for all the factors presented.

Risk factorsCategoriesOdds ratio (95% CI) value

Age (years) 20–391.0
40–593.0 (2.0–4.6)<0.001
60–798.3 (4.4–15.7)<0.001
80 and above11.6 (2.1–64.6)<0.001
Educational statusHigh1.0
None6.7 (3.6–12.4)<0.001
Primary2.0 (1.3–3.2)<0.001
Secondary1.2 (0.7–2.0)0.440
Body mass indexNormal1.0
Overweight1.0 (0.7–1.5)0.850
Obese2.8 (1.9–4.2)<0.001
SmokingNo1.0
Yes1.3 (0.8–2.0)0.330
AlcoholNo1.0
Yes1.4 (0.9–2.1)0.070
DiabetesNo1.0
Yes1.4 (0.5–3.9)0.550
Marital statusUnmarried1.0
Married1.5 (1.1–2.2)0.030

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