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Table 3 Odd Ratios for socio-demographic factors associated with prevalence of hypertension among women aged 15–49 years who had at least one live birth in the 5 years preceding the survey in Lesotho, 2014

From: The prevalence and socio-demographic correlates of hypertension among women (15–49 years) in Lesotho: a descriptive analysis

Socio-demographic characteristics Odds, 95% C.I P value
Age
15–19 RC  
20–24 1.89 (1.22,2.91) 0.004*
25–29 2.06 (1.34, 3.17) 0.001*
30–34 3.23 (2.11,4.93)  < 0.000*
35–39 4.47 (2.92, 6.85)  < 0.000*
40–44 5.69 (3.71, 8.75)  < 0.000*
45–49 9.78 (6.38, 15.00)  < 0.000*
Level of education
No education RC  
Primary 0.73 (0.39, 1.47) 0.376
Secondary 0.68 (0.33, 1.37) 0.276
Higher 0.81 (0.39, 1.70) 0.582
Place of residence
Urban RC  
Rural 0.92 (0.78, 1.09) 0.316
Marital Status
Single RC  
Married 1.71 (1.39, 2.16)  < 0.000*
Living with partner 3.55 (1.76, 7.16)  < 0.000*
Widowed 2.61 (1.90, 3.60)  < 0.000*
Divorced 1.60 (0.86, 3.00) 0.140
Separated 1.54 (0.99, 2.41) 0.057
Region/district
Botha-bothe RC  
Leribe 1.39 (0.95, 2.02) 0.088
Berea 1.23 (0.84, 1.82) 0.289
Maseru 2.12 (1.49, 3.03)  < 0.000*
Mafeteng 2.05 (1.40, 2.99)  < 0.000*
Mohale's hoek 1.26 (0.84, 1.88) 0.262
Quthing 0.98 (0.63, 1.52) 0.924
Qacha's-nek 1.33 (0.87, 2.01) 0.185
Mokhotlong 0.91 (0.58, 1.41) 0.663
Thaba tseka 0.79 (0.51, 1.25) 0.320
Religion
Roman catholic church RC  
Lesotho evangelical church 1.06 (0.85, 1.33) 0.598
Methodist 1.02 (0.51, 2.02) 0.966
Anglican church 1.16 (0.85, 1.58) 0.353
Seventh day Adventist 1.19 (0.49, 2.91) 0.697
Pentecostal 0.73 (0.57, 0.91) 0.005*
Other Christian 1.04 (0.77, 1.39) 0.818
Islam 1.15 (0.25, 5.35) 0.858
Hindu - -
No religion 0.42 (0.15, 1.18) 0.100
Other 0.74 (0.33, 1.65) 0.461
Occupation
Professional/technical/managerial RC  
Clerical 1.14 (0.66, 1.99) 0.640
Sales 0.97 (0.64, 1.45) 0.867
Agricultural—self-employed 0.88 (0.55, 1.42) 0.612
Agricultural—employee 0.66 (0.19, 2.29) 0.508
Household and domestic 0.68 (0.43, 1.07) 0.093
Services 1.15 (0.75, 1.77) 0.524
Skilled manual 1.05 (0.66, 1.66) 0.840
Unskilled manual 0.77 (0.49, 1.21) 0.253
Don't know 0.91 (0.52, 1.58) 0.728
  1. *Significant p-values: p < 0.005; 95% Confidence intervals (CI); OR odds ratio, RC Reference Category