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Table 6 Risk factors of multi-morbidity among patients at HUCSH, February 2016

From: Chronic diseases multi-morbidity among adult patients at Hawassa University Comprehensive Specialized Hospital

  Multi-morbidity    
Variables Yes No COR (95% CI) AOR (95% CI) P-value
Age in years
 18–29 14 144    
 30–44 15 104 1.5 (0.7–3.2) 1.3 (0.6–2.8) 0.559
  > 44 44 90 5.0 (2.6–9.7) 4.4 (2.2–8.8) 0.000
Household income in Ethiopian Birr
 100–1499 26 156    
  > 1499 47 182 1.6 (0.9–2.6) 1.2 (0.7–2.1) 0.608
Alcohol drinking
 No 55 296    
 Yes 18 42 2.3 (1.2–4.3) 1.3 (0.6–2.9) 0.471
Khat chewing
 No 61 309    
 Yes 12 29 2.1 (1.0–4.3) 1.3 (0.5–3.3) 0.602
Exercise
 Yes 55 219    
 No 18 119 0.6 (0.3–1.1) 0.5 (0.3–1.0) 0.038
Smoking
 No 68 332 4.1 (1.2–13.7) 2.5 (0.6–10.4) 0.201
 Yes 5 6    
BMI
 18.5–24.9 40 213    
 < 18.5 9 66 0.7 (0.3–1.6) 0.8 (0.3–1.8) 0.547
25 24 59 2.2 (1.2–3.9) 1.4 (0.7–2.7) 0.353
  1. Exchange rate 1 USD to 21.3673 Ethiopian Birr
  2. COR crude odds ratio, AOR adjusted odds ratio, 95% CI 95% confidence interval, BMI body mass index