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Table 3 Multivariate analysis for factors associated with hypertension among Gondar city residents who were ≥18 years old, Northwest Ethiopia

From: High burden of hypertension across the age groups among residents of Gondar city in Ethiopia: a population based cross sectional study

Variable HTN n (%) Adjusted OR [95%CI]
Sex
 Female 429 (25. 9) 1. 00
 male 408 (29. 0) 1. 42 (1. 18, 1. 72)
Age in Years
 18–24 53 (9. 5) 1. 00
 25–34 117 (17. 9) 1. 83 (1. 27, 2. 64)
 35–44 153 (26. 2) 2. 56 [1. 75, 3. 73)
 45–54 186 (36. 5) 3. 92 (2. 68, 5. 75)
 55–64 157 (40. 7) 4. 68 (3. 16, 6. 94)
  ≥ 65 171 (46. 3) 5. 56 (3. 71, 8. 35)
Birth place
 Rural 452 (25. 9) 1. 00
 Urban 385 (29. 2) 1. 31 (1. 10, 1. 56)
Marital status
 Single 142 (16. 4) 1. 00
 Married 496 (28. 7) 1. 03 (0. 80, 1. 33)
 Separated 51 (41. 5) 1. 87 (1. 27, 2. 75)
 Divorced 41 (33. 6) 1. 09 (0. 69, 1. 75)
 Widowed 107 (48. 6) 1. 87 (1. 27, 2. 75)
Alcoholic use in the last 12 months
 Daily 53 (37. 9) 1. 51 (1. 02, 2. 23)
 5–6 days / week 9 (14. 1) 0. 47 (0. 22, 0. 98)
 1–4 days /week 59 (29. 2) 1. 12 (0. 79, 1. 59)
 1–3 days /week 208 (28. 03) 1. 01 (0. 81, 1. 25)
  < once / month 120 (25. 8) 1. 03 (0. 79, 1. 34)
 No alcohol in 12 months 338 (26. 9) 1. 00
Religious fasting practice
 Yes 617 (25. 9) 1. 00
 No 220 (32. 2) 1. 16 (0. 95, 1. 42)
BMIkg/m2
 Under weight 68 (16. 7) 1. 00
 Normal weight 485 (25. 6) 1. 51 (1. 12, 2. 03)
 Over-weight 213 (36. 5) 2. 29 (1. 64, 3. 19)
 Obese 71 (40. 8) 2. 62 (1. 70, 4. 03)
Total Cholesterol (mg/dl) -- 1. 00 (1. 00, 1. 01)
Fasting blood sugar (mg/dl) -- 1. 01 (1. 00, 1. 01)
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