Table 5

Age-adjusted multivariate analysis for non-communicable diseases
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

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.

Overall 4.3 3.83 4.86.

#Missing cases were excluded from the study.

## Ethnic groups are defined according to Population Monograph of Nepal [19]. Indo Aryan: Brahmins, Chhetris and Thakuri & Tibeto Burman: Magar, Rai, Newar.

Aryal et al.

Aryal et al. BMC Research Notes 2012 5:489   doi:10.1186/1756-0500-5-489

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