Table 3

Multivariable analysis risk factors associated with hypertension among Kabul citizens (n = 1183)
Variables Adjusted OR % 95 CI P Value
Age group
≤50 1 Reference -
>50 3.86 2.86 – 5.21 <0.001
Education level
Literate 1 References -
Illiterate 1.90 1.05 – 1.90 <0.05
Having rice as meal
≤3times a week 1 References -
>3times a week 1.43 1.07 – 1.91 <0.05
Having chicken as meal
≤3times a month 1 References -
>3times a month 0.73 0.55 – 0.97 <0.05
Family history of diabetes
No 1 References -
Yes 2.20 1.30 – 3.75 <0.05
Taking fruits with meal
≤twice a week 1 References -
>twice a week 0.64 0.47 – 0.86 <0.05
Central obesity
No 1 References -
Yes 1.67 1.23 – 2.27 <0.001
General obesity as BMI cut off 30
No 1 References -
Yes 2.08 1.50 – 2.89 <0.001

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Saeed et al. BMC Public Health 2014 14:386   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-14-386

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