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Table 3 Factors associated with hypertension among adults in Debre Markos town, North West Ethiopia, 2018

From: Prevalence of hypertension and its associated factors among adults in Debre Markos Town, Northwest Ethiopia: community based cross-sectional study

Variable Blood pressure reading COR at 95% CI AOR at 95% CI P value
≥ 140/90 mmhg < 140/90 mmhg
Sex
 Male 12 (5.8%) 196 (94.2%) 1 1 < 0.01
 Female 45 (18.1%) 203 (81.9%) 3.61 (1.86,7.05) 3.783 (1.565, 9.147)
Age (years)
 ≤ 30 7 (5.6%) 117 (94.4%) 1 1  
 31–40 11 (9.9%) 100 (90.1%) 1.84 (0.687, 4.921) 1.54 (.392, 6.025)  
 41–50 9 (9.9%) 82 (90.1%) 1.834 (0.657, 5.125) 1.85 (0.472, 7.243)  
 > 50 30 (23.1) 100 (76.9%) 5.014 (2.11, 11.91) 3.31 (1.00, 10.99) < 0.05
Alcohol drinking
 Yes 48 (15.3%) 265 (84.7%) 2.7 (1.285,5.662) 3.186 (1.128, 8.995) < 0.05
 No 9 (6.3%) 134 (93.7%) 1 1  
Animal source fat consumption
 Yes 27 (42.2%) 37 (57.8%) 8.8 (4.74,16.37) 6.282 (2.63, 14.99) < 0.001
 No 30 (7.7%) 362 (92.3%) 1 1  
Family history of HTN
 Yes 26 (35.1%) 48 (64.9%) 6.13 (3.34,11.20) 4.88 (1.985, 12.015) < 0.01
 No 31 (8.1%) 351 (91.9%) 1 1  
BMI
 < 25 23 (6.4%) 335 (93.6%) 1 1  
 ≥ 25 34 (34.7%) 64 (65.3%) 7.73 (4.28,13.99) 4.70 (1.99,11.065) < 0.001
Excess salt consumption
 Yes 35 (45.5%) 42 (54.5%) 13.52 (7.26,25.18) 6.492 (2.83,14.896) < 0.001
 No 22 (5.8%) 357 (94.2%) 1 1