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Table 4 Predicators of lifestyle modification practice among hypertensive patients in Durame and Nigist Elleni Mohamed Memorial General Hospitals, SNNP, 2016(N = 205)

From: Lifestyle modification practice and associated factors among diagnosed hypertensive patients in selected hospitals, South Ethiopia

Variables Lifestyle modification practice COR (95%CI) AOR (95%CI)
Good Poor
N (%) N (%)
Age
  < 65 yrs 45(25.9) 129(74.1)   1
  > = 65 yrs 11(5.4) 20(9.8) 1.58(0.70-3.54) 0.27(0.13-0.61)*
Marital status
 Married 34(25.0) 102(75.0)   1
 Single 10(41.7) 14(58.3) 2.14(0.45-2.68) 1.08(0.45-2.58)
 Divorced 4(26.7) 11(73.3) 0.92(0.27-3.06) 1.09(0.22-1.78)
 Widowed 8(26.7) 22(73.3) 1.09(1.04-4.06) 1.33(0.60-2.94)
Educational status
 No Formal Education 38(32.2) 80(67.8) 1.82(1.01-3.48) 2.00(1.33-6.75)
 Formal Education 18(20.7) 69(79.3)   1
Monthly income
  < 500ETB 8(16.7) 40(83.3)   1
 500-999ETB 17(27.9) 44(72.1) 0.52(0.20-1.33) 1.23(0.61-2.49)
  > 1000ETB 31(32.3) 65(67.7) 2.38(1.15-5.70) 2.41(1.32-4.63)**
Duration of diagnosis
  < 2 years 19(28.4) 48(71.6)   1
 2-5 years 30(33.3) 60(66.7) 3.17(0.38-6.58) 3.81(1.27-6.51)
 5-10 years 6(13.6) 38(86.4) 2.51(1.25-6.89) 2.48(1.32-4.64)*
  > 10 years 1(25.0) 3(75.0) 2.11(0.12-12.14) 1.19(0.12-12.14)
Hear information about lifestyles
 Yes 39(33.1) 79(66.9)   1
 No 17(19.5) 70(80.5) 0.49(0.25-0.95) 0.64(0.29-1.38)
Source of information
 Health professionals 31(35.2) 57(64.8)   1
 Different Medias 6(33.3) 12(66.7) 0.91(0.53-12.53) 2.64(0.77-9.09)
 Family and friends 3(21.4) 11(78.6) 1.99(0.52-27.72) 4.44(0.81-27.72)
Co-morbidity
 Yes 23(25.8) 66(74.2) 0.87(0.03-0.93) 0.28(0.13-0.61)*
 No 33(28.4) 83(71.6)   1
  1. * Significant at p-value < 0.05, ** Significant at p-value < 0.001