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Table 4 Significant factors associated with subjective measures of diabetes

From: The diabetes-obesity-hypertension nexus in Qatar: evidence from the World Health Survey

  No diabetes Diabetes Crude OR (95% CI) Adjusted OR(95% CI)
  n(%) n(%)   
Body Mass index     
Obese 1132 (86.3) 179 (13.65) 2.0*** (1.6 - 2.6) 1.5*** (1.1- 1.9)
(0.125) (0.144)
Societal status     
Poor 797 (90.9) 80 (9.12) - -
Non poor 3344 (90.9) 336 (9.13) 1.2 (1.0 - 1.6) 1.5** (1.0 - 2.2)
(0.140) (0.183)
SBP (mmHg)     
<120 1221 (94.9) 65 (5.05) - -
120-139 1643 (91.9) 145 (8.11) 1.5** (1.1 - 1.9) 1.2** (1.0 - 1.7)
(0.125) (0.112)
140-159 454 (83.3) 91 (16.7) 2.3*** (1.8 - 2.9) 2.0*** (1.3 - 3.0)
(0.147) (0.218)
>160 112 (69.6) 49 (30.43) 4.8*** (3.3 - 6.8) 3.6*** (2.1 - 6.2)
(0.206) (0.275)
Nationality     
Qataris 1960 (88.6) 253 (11.4) 1.7*** (1.4 - 2.1) 1.6*** (1.2 - 2.2)
(0.111) (0.139)
non Qataris 2181 (93.0) 163 (6.95) - -
  1. Subjective measure of diabetes encompasses answering the question - have you been diagnosed with diabetes. Total number of observations used for the logistic regression is 3031. In addition to the reported variables, the model controls for the following: level of cholesterol, level of education, gender, age (grouped in 5 ten-year groups), consumption of fruits and vegetables as well as exercise patterns. Odds ratios adjusted for all variables included in the model. ***significant at 1%, **significant at 5%. Standard errors are reported in parentheses below the respective coefficients.