Table 4

Odds ratio of hyperuricemia associated with betel nut chewing by age, body mass index, diabetes and hypertension
Odds ratio 95% CI P value
Overall a 0.745 (0.658-0.844) <0.001***
Age b
  ≥60 years old 0.879 (0.697-1.109) 0.277
  <60 years old 0.705 (0.607-0.818) <0.001***
BMI b
  ≥25 0.670 (0.571-0.786) <0.001***
  <25 0.874 (0.718-1.065) 0.182
Diabetes b
  (+) 0.796 (0.579-1.094) 0.160
  (−) 0.833 (0.731-0.95) 0.006**
Hypertension b
  (+) 0.799 (0.661-0.967) 0.021*
  (−) 0.705 (0.597-0.833) <0.001***

*p-value < 0.05; **p-value < 0.01; ***p-value < 0.001.

a: Multivariate logistic regression analysis conducted with all adjustment factors, including age, body mass index (BMI), smoking, alcohol intake, hypertension, diabetes, chronic kidney disease, hypercholesterolemia, hypertriglyceridemia, mixed-hyperlipidemia, proteinuria.

b: Multivariate logistic regression analysis conducted with the rest of the variables, in addition to specific variables under stratified conditions as presence and absence.

Tai et al.

Tai et al. BMC Public Health 2013 13:1136   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-13-1136

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