Table 4

Multivariable analysis of the factors associated with diabetes awareness
Variables Fujian Shaanxi
OR 95% CI p value OR 95% CI p value
Family history of diabetes 2.226 1.287-3.849 0.004 2.688 1.449-4.986 0.002
Metabolic risk factors (0 as ref.)
  1 1.590 0.919-2.753 0.097 1.349 0.755-2.410 0.311
  2 3.095 1.377-6.954 0.006 2.977 0.994-8.913 0.051
  3 4.146 1.592-10.797 0.004 6.205 1.849-20.826 0.003

All covariables listed were included in the model simultaneously. Age, sex, ethnics, education level, yearly family income, cigarette smoking, alcohol drinking, physical activity and central obesity were not significantly associated with diabetes awareness and were not included in the final model.

Central obesity was defined as waist circumference above 90 cm in men and 80 cm in women. Metabolic risk factors included hypertension, raised triglycerides and total cholesterol.

Xu et al.

Xu et al. BMC Public Health 2013 13:299   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-13-299

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