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Table 5 Logistic regression model to predict hypertension 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 −.008 .023 .722 .992 .948 1.038
Gender
 Female gender −.380 .443 .390 .684 .287 1.628
Marital status
 Being Married .051 .403 .899 1.052 .478 2.318
Education level    .222    
 Primary −1.954 1.207 .106 .142 .013 1.510
 Secondary −1.305 1.086 .229 .271 .032 2.277
 Intermediate −.996 1.295 .442 .369 .029 4.671
 University or postgraduate −.627 1.061 .554 .534 .067 4.274
BMI    .000    
 Overweight/BMI = 25 kg/m2 1.604 .471 .001 4.975 1.977 12.522
 Class I obese/BMI = 30–34.9 kg/m2 1.251 .461 .007 3.494 1.415 8.629
 Class II/III obese/BMI ≥ 35 kg/m2 .080 .400 .841 1.084 .495 2.374
Cholesterol −.063 .172 .714 .939 .671 1.315
Chronic disease Type
 Diabetes (yes) .516 .532 .332 1.675 .591 4.746
Smoking Status    .981    
 Never Smoked/Ex-Smoker −.094 .525 .858 .910 .325 2.546
 Current Smoker −.011 .885 .990 .989 .175 5.605
 Constant 2.736 1.832 .135 15.422   
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