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Table 4 Factors associated with blood pressure measurement among rural elderly in Shandong, China, 2013

From: Rural–urban difference in blood pressure measurement frequency among elderly with hypertension: a cross-sectional study in Shandong, China

  Measurement frequency Univariate model Adjusted
0 1 OR (95% CI) P OR (95% CI) P
Age      NAa  
 65–69 260 (62.4) 157 (37.6) 1.0    
 70–74 187 (64.0) 105 (36.0) 1.020(0.761–1.366) 0.897   
 75–79 140 (69.3) 62 (30.7) 0.871(0.632–1.199) 0.397   
 ≥ 80 140 (71.4) 56 (28.6) 0.828(0.591–1.160) 0.272   
Gender      NA  
 Male 279 (65.5) 147 (34.5) 1.0    
 Female 448 (65.8) 233 (34.2) 0.981(0.766–1.257) 0.882   
Marital status      NA  
 Single 243 (68.3) 113 (31.7) 1.0    
 Married 484 (64.4) 267 (35.6) 1.169(0.902–1.515) 0.238   
Education level      NA  
 No formal education 383 (68.3) 178 (31.7) 1.0    
 Primary education 247 (64.0) 139 (36.0) 1.165(0.890–1.525) 0.267   
 Secondary or above 97 (60.6) 63 (39.4) 1.248(0.872–1.787) 0.225   
Personal income (RMB)
 0~2500 282 (69.1) 126 (30.9) 1.0   1.0  
 2500~5000 206 (70.5) 86 (29.5) 0.953(0.716–1.267) 0.739 0.951(0.717–1.261) 0.726
 5000~10,000 155 (63.3) 90 (36.7) 1.321(0.984–1.773) 0.064 1.308(0.981–1.745) 0.067
 10,000~20,000 63 (49.6) 64 (50.4) 2.039(1.421–2.925) < 0.001 2.064(1.452–2.934) < 0.001
 ≥ 20,000 21 (60.0) 14 (40.0) 1.372(0.733–2.566) 0.323 1.370(0.739–2.541) 0.318
Self-rated health
 Bad 283 (67.4) 137 (32.6) 1.0   1.0  
 Moderate 309 (62.7) 184 (37.3) 1.008(0.790–1.286) 0.949 1.088(0.858–1.380) 0.487
 Good 135 (69.6) 59 (30.4) 0.684(0.491–0.951) 0.024 0.746(0.540–1.029) 0.074
Medication frequency
 On time 494 (60.8) 319 (39.2) 1.0   1.0  
 Occasional 174 (77.7) 50 (22.3) 0.544(0.408–0.727) < 0.001 0.539(0.404–0.718) < 0.001
 Never 59 (84.3) 11 (15.7) 0.361(0.207–0.630) < 0.001 0.349(0.201–0.604) < 0.001
BP level currently      NA  
 Abnormal/unsure 370 (69.3) 164 (30.7) 1.0    
 Normal 357 (62.3) 216 (37.7) 1.183(0.947–1.478) 0.139   
Accepting health care professionals’ guidance
 Yes 492 (61.5) 308 (38.5) 1.0   1.0  
 No 235 (76.8) 71 (23.2) 0.513(0.394–0.669) < 0.001 0.519(0.400–0.674) < 0.001
  1. Note: The italic entries mean that these results were statistically significant (P<0.05)
  2. NA not applicable
  3. BP blood pressure