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Table 2 Univariable and multivariable odds ratios (95% CI) for predictors of high blood pressure among university staff

From: Evaluation of health status and its predictor among university staff in Nigeria

Explanatory variables Categories of explanatory variables Univariable Multivariable
Crude Odds ratio Confidence interval p-value Adjusted odds ratio Confidence interval p-value
Age   1.096 1.064–1.129 0.000 1.098 1.054–1.144 0.000
Gender Male 1    1   
Female 0.629 0.379–1.045 0.073 0.501 0.275–0.912 0.024
Working locations Headquarter 1    1   
Study centres 2.355 1.413–3.921 0.001 1.707 0.936–3.113 0.081
Religion Christian 1      
Islam 0.838 0.393–1.786 0.647    
Marital status Single 1    1 1  
Married 3.028 1.563–5.865 0.001 1.386 0.652–2.946 0.396
Highest education level Primary 1    1   
Secondary 0.161 0.041–0.629 0.009 0.562 0.121–2.600 0.461
Colleges 0.119 0.029–0.485 0.003 0.612 0.122–3.078 0.551
University 0.085 0.023–0.311 0.000 0.483 0.095–2.454 0.381
Designation No response 3.474 0.369–32.743 0.277    
Academic 1.927 0.224–16.556 0.550    
Senior non-academic 5.647 0.656–48.643 0.115    
Junior non-academic 1      
Average monthly income Low 1    1   
Medium 0.407 0.233–0.711 0.002 0.497 0.217–1.136 0.098
High 1.577 0.689–3.609 0.281 0.596 0.170–2.091 0.419