Table 4

Bivariate logistic regression of selected variables in relation to anemia among diabetes mellitus patients attending fenote Selam Hospital, West Gojam, Northwest Ethiopia, 2012
Anemia
Variables Yes No AOR (95% CI) P- value
Age groups
7-30 9 115 1*
31-45 9 94 1.22 (0.47, 3.21) < 0.682
46-60 35 78 5.73(2.61, 12.59)** < 0.001
>60 20 24 10.65(4.32, 26.23)** < 0.001
Place of residence
Urban 49 169 1*
Rural 24 142 0.58 (0.34, 0.99)** < 0.049
Educational status
Illiterates 32 91 1*
Able to read & write 14 27 1.47 (0.68, 3.16) < 0.317
Primary educ. (1–8) 18 105 0.48 (0.26, 0.93)** < 0.028
Secondary (9–10) 4 31 0.33 (0.11, 0.98)** < 0.047
Preparatory(11–12) 3 29 0.29 (0.08,1.03) < 0.056
College and above 2 24 0.24 (0.53, 1.06) < 0.060
Marital status
Single 9 85 1*
Married 27 199 1.28 (0.58, 2.84) < 0.541
Div. & Wid. 37 27 12.94 (5.54, 30.20)** < 0.001
Occupation
Students 7 41 1*
Farmers 21 117 1.05 (0.42, 2.65) < 0.916
G. Employee 15 51 1.72 (0.64, 4.62) < 0.280
Merchants 10 24 2.44 (0.82, 7.25) < 0.108
Housewife 4 27 0.86 (0.23, 3.25) < 0.833
Others 16 51 1.84 (0.34, 4.89) < 0.223
Type of diabetes mellitus
Type 1 16 177 1*
Type 2 57 134 4.71 (2.58, 8.56)** < 0.001
Duration with diabetes mellitus
<5 yrs 7 199 1*
6-10 30 94 9.07 (3.85, 21.41)** < 0.001
>11 36 18 16.86(22.12,145.91)** < 0.001
FBS
<126 7 98 1*
>126 66 213 4.34 (1.92, 9.80)** < 0.001
MCV
Normal 13 201 1*
Decreased 60 50 14.09 (12.31, 47.16)** < 0.001
Urine albumin
Normal 3 254 1*
Increased 70 57 19.93(18.61, 85.72)** < 0.001
Serum creatinine
Normal 7 271 1*
Increased 66 40 11.06 (15.98, 60.36)** < 0.001
Serum BUN
Normal 5 271 1*
Increased 68 40 11.95 (11.68, 41.27)** < 0.001
GFR
< 60 51 6 14.38 (18.23, 89.48)** < 0.001
60-90 20 25 8.58 (10.21, 49.94)** < 0.001
>90 2 280 1*

*Reference category, ** significant association.

Abate et al.

Abate et al. BMC Hematology 2013 13:6   doi:10.1186/2052-1839-13-6

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