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Table 4 Odds ratios with 95% confidence intervals of hypertension in Assyrians/Syrians and Swedes with type 2 diabetes in four logistic regression models

From: Hypertriglyceridemic waist may explain ethnic differences in hypertension among patients with type 2 diabetes in Sweden

Variable Crude OR Model 1: (age, sex) Model 2: (+chol) Model 3: (+chol, +trig) Model 4: (+chol, +hyperTG)
Assyrians/Syrians Reference Reference Reference Reference Reference
Swedes 2.44* 2.25 1.73 1.60 1.43
1.54-3.86 1.41-3.60 1.05-2.84 0.95-2.70 0.84-2.44
Age groups (years)
32–59   Reference Reference Reference Reference
60–69   1.61 1.80 1.88 1.80
0.95-2.72 1.03-3.12 1.05-3.33 1.00-3.20
≥70   2.53 2.40 3.00 2.88
1.40-4.80 1.21-4.64 1.45-6.10 1.40-5.93
Sex
Men   Reference Reference Reference Reference
Women   1.20 1.43 1.20 1.42
0.75-1.90 0.87-2.32 0.70-2.00 0.79-2.60
Elevated total cholesterol
No    Reference Reference Reference
Yes    1.50 1.44 1.48
1.16-1.96 1.10-1.90 1.12-1.95
Elevated triglycerides
No     Reference  
Yes     1.30  
0.96-1.70
HyperTG waist
Low WC + low TG      Reference
Low WC + high TG      2.50
0.82-7.61
High WC + low TG      1.30
0.62-2.70
High WC + high TG      2.83
1.20-6.71
  1. * Bold-faced numbers are statistically significant.
  2. Abdominal obesity, alcohol consumption, medication and HbA1c were tested but found to be non-significant and therefore are not shown in the table.