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Table 5 Age-adjusted multivariate analysis for non-communicable diseases

From: Establishing a health demographic surveillance site in Bhaktapur district, Nepal: initial experiences and findings

Variable Number Prevalence# Adjusted odds ratio 95% CI
Sex     
Female 2,702 5.8 1.5 1.1;1.9
Male 2,746 3.9 1
Ethnic Group ##     
Tibeto Burman 2,169 6.6 1.9 1.5;2.4
Indo Aryan 3,152 3.7 1  
Occupation     
Agriculture 739 6.1 2.4 1.5;4.0
Labour 229 4.8 2.4 1.2;4.9
Business 368 3.3 1.6 0.8;3.3
Housework 1,559 5.4 2.4 1.5;3.9
Service 1,228 2.1 1  
Education     
Illiterate 1,893 7.3 1.67 1.3;2.2
Literate 3,533 3.6 1  
Smoking     
Smokers 1,621 34.8 1.09 0.8;1.4
Nonsmokers 3,375 29.8 1  
Migration     
Migrated 211 1.9 0.9 0.8;1.0
Native 5,232 5 1  
  1. Results are shown for the population above 30 years of age, (N = 5448)*. Non-communicable diseases included self-reported heart disease, hypertension, cancer and diabetes.
  2. Overall 4.3 3.83 4.86.
  3. #Missing cases were excluded from the study.
  4. ## Ethnic groups are defined according to Population Monograph of Nepal [19]. Indo Aryan: Brahmins, Chhetris and Thakuri & Tibeto Burman: Magar, Rai, Newar.