Table 4: Binary and multivariable logistic regression analysis between predictor variables and hypertension among people living in Kpone-Katamanso District, Accra, Ghana.

Variables Hypertension
COR (95 % CI)P valueAOR (95 % CI))P value

Age years<0.001
25-441-1
45-642.46 [1.27-4.78]<0.0102.19 [1.11-4.34]<0.020
65+5.05[2.24-11.42]<0.0015.13[2.20-11.99]<0.001
Marital status (Ref: Yes)1-1-
Single1.41 [0.78-2.56]0.2571.42 [0.70-2.86]0.322
Education status (Ref: Tertiary)1-1-
No formal Education1.76 [0.53-5.86]0.3561.79[0.48-6.70]0.389
Primary & Below1.59 [0.45-5.64]0.4741.23 [0.31-4.92]0.769
Secondary School1.24 [0.34-4.49]0.7481.13 [0.28-4.60]0.867
Employment status (Ref: No)1-1-
Unemployed1.25[0.71-2.23]0.4411.59 [0.809-3.111]0.179
Smoking (Ref: No)1-
Current Smoking0.78 [0.15-4.11]0.767
Alcohol (Ref: No)1-1-
Alcohol drinking1.60[0.87-2.98]0.1291.55[0.766-3.143]0.223
Extra Salt Intake (Ref: No)1-1-
Extra Salt Intake1.19[0.62-2.30]0.6001.34 [0.635-2.808]0.446
Daily Fresh Fruit Intake (Ref: Yes)1-1-
No Daily Fruit Intake2.88[1.05-7.88]<0.0393.17 [1.05-9.55]<0.040
Fast Foods Intake (Ref: no)0.61[0.32-1.15]0.1250.69[0.33-1.45]0.331
Physical Exercise (Ref: yes)1-
No Physical Exercise0.94[0.51-1.71]0.834
BMI, kg/m2
BMI, kg/m2 (Ref: 25)1-1
BMI (≥25, 30) kg/m20.91 [0.44-1.89]0.7940.93[0.43-2.00] 0.840
BMI, (30) kg/m22.47 [1.24-4.92]<0.0102.38 [1.14-4.95]<0.020