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Table 2 The odds for having high blood pressure in postmenopausal women who had previously used hormonal contraceptives compared with women who have never used hormonal contraceptives, stratified by current age

From: Past oral contraceptive use and self-reported high blood pressure in postmenopausal women

Current age HC use n % HBP Unadjusted OR (99% CI) Unadjusted P value AdjustedOR (99% CI) Adjusted P value
<58 yrs Never 1411 8.9 1.0   1.0  
  Past use 10647 10.6 1.2 (0.9 to 1.6) 0.05 1.1 (0.8 to 1.5) 0.36
58 to 66 yrs Never 1586 20.7 1.0   1.0  
  Past use 9213 19.6 0.9 (0.8 to 1.1) 0.29 0.9 (0.7 to 1.1) 0.11
≥67 yrs Never 5512 33.2 1.0   1.0  
  Past use 5920 33.4 1.0 (0.9 to 1.1) 0.86 0.9 (0.8 to 1.0) 0.06
  1. HC = Hormonal Contraceptive; HBP = High Blood Pressure; OR = Odds Ratio; CI = Confidence Interval. Adjusted for income, country of origin, BMI, smoking, alcohol, exercise, family history of high blood pressure, menopausal hormone therapy use, number of children, whether they breastfed, and age of menopause.