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Table 4 Logistic regression model to predict prehypertension from sociodemographic and other variables adjusting for age in the Al Kharj Study (n = 1019)

From: Prevalence of hypertension and prehypertension and its associated cardioembolic risk factors; a population based cross-sectional study in Alkharj, Saudi Arabia

Variable B S.E. of B Sig. Exp (B)/ Odds ratio 95% C.I. for Odds ratio
Lower Upper
Age in years −.015 .013 .273 .986 .960 1.012
Gender
 Female −.742 .205 .000 .476 .319 .712
Marital status
 Married −.342 .190 .072 .710 .489 1.031
Education level    .144    
 Primary .533 .604 .377 1.704 .522 5.568
 Secondary .485 .413 .240 1.624 .723 3.648
 Intermediate −.006 .551 .992 .994 .338 2.926
 University or postgraduate −.062 .383 .870 .939 .444 1.988
BMI    .000    
 Overweight/BMI = 25 kg/m2 1.216 .256 .000 3.374 2.045 5.568
 Class I obese/BMI = 30–34.9 kg/m2 .940 .260 .000 2.560 1.537 4.264
 Class II/III obese/BMI ≥ 35 kg/m2 .593 .279 .033 1.810 1.048 3.126
 Cholesterol −.078 .083 .348 .925 .785 1.089
 Diabetes −.307 .359 .393 .736 .364 1.488
Smoking Status    .922    
 Never Smoked/Ex-Smoker −.048 .254 .850 .953 .579 1.569
 Current Smoker .108 .443 .807 1.114 .467 2.657
 Constant .445 .890 .617 1.561   
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