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Table 4 Influence of region on the risk of hypertension; results of logistic regression models, unadjusted and adjusted for a variety of co-factors

From: East-West gradient in cardio-vascular mortality in Austria: how much can we explain by following the pattern of risk factors?

  Men Women
  OR 95% CI P OR 95% CI P
Univariate logistic regression models
   Region 3* 1.19 0.97-1.45 0.095 1.15 0.97-1.36 0.109
   Region 2* 1.42 1.17-1.73 < 0.001 1.21 1.03-1.41 0.017
   Region 1* 1.27 1.03-1.56 0.024 1.43 1.22-1.68 < 0.001
Multivariate logistic regression models
   Region 3* 1.16 0.93-1.44 0.196 1.13 0.93-1.38 0.209
   Region 2* 1.36 1.09-1.68 0.005 1.22 1.02-1.45 0.028
   Region 1* 1.31 1.04-1.65 0.023 1.58 1.31-1.91 < 0.001
Co-Variates       
   Age 1.33 1.30-1.36 < 0.001 1.37 1.35-1.40 < 0.001
   Smoking (yes) 0.93 0.80-1.09 0.387 0.95 0.80-1.14 0.953
   Diet rich in meat (yes) 1.02 0.90-1.17 0.727 1.36 1.14-1.61 0.001
   Lack of physical exercise (yes) 1.05 0.91-1.21 0.523 0.92 0.79-1.07 0.290
   Psycho-social discomfort (yes) 1.47 1.22-1.79 < 0.001 1.61 1.36-1.90 < 0.001
   Lack of social support (yes) 1.55 1.10-2.19 0.013 0.93 0.68-1.27 0.644
   Low educational level (yes) 1.14 0.97-1.33 0.104 2.03 1.70-2.43 < 0.001
   Born abroad (yes) 0.80 0.67-0.97 0.021 1.43 1.21-1.70 < 0.001
   Not being married (yes) 0.77 0.66-0.89 < 0.001 0.78 0.69-0.89 < 0.001
R2 0.247 0.319
  1. *Region 4 is used as a reference region; regions 1-4 are depicted in figures 2 for men and 3 for women