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Table 6 Beta-coefficient (β) for diastolic blood pressure among adults in Addis Ababa, Dec 2006.

From: Population based prevalence of high blood pressure among adults in Addis Ababa: uncovering a silent epidemic

  Males (n = 1398) Females (n = 1875)
  β SE P-value 95% CI for β β SE P-value 95% CI for β
Age 0.21 0.02 0.000 (0.14, 0.26) 0.09 0.03 0.005 (0.02, 0.14)
Education* -0.05 0.07 0.513 (-0.18, 0.09) -0.07 0.06 0.263 (-0.20, 0.05)
Religion -0.00 1.13 0.997 (-2.23, 2.22) 0.49 1.13 0.666 (-1.73, 2.70)
Ethnic group -0.23 0.31 0.471 (-0.85, 0.39) 0.02 0.31 0.952 (-0.59, 0.63)
Body mass index 0.95 0.09 0.000 (0.76, 1.13) 0.74 0.06 0.000 (0.61, 0.86)
Waist-to-hip ratio 0.29 1.54 0.853 (-2.72, 3.32) 6.62 3.31 0.046 (0.11, 13.12)
Total physical activity -0.63 0.41 0.130 (-1.44, 0.18) -0.16 0.34 0.636 (-0.83, 0.51)
Current daily smoking 3.26 1.01 0.001 (1.25, 5.25) -10.5 8.49 0.215 (-27.19, 6.12)
Adding salt on plate -0.83 0.92 0.372 (-2.64, 0.99) -1.36 0.99 0.171 (-3.13, 0.59)
Binge drinking 1.34 1.04 0.200 (-0.71, 3.39) -0.55 2.91 0.852 (-6.26, 5.17)
  1. * Education refers to the highest grade completed
  2. SE: standard error; CI: confidence interval