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Table 4 Binary logistic regression analysis in all adults, males and females

From: Metabolic syndrome among Sri Lankan adults: prevalence, patterns and correlates

  Odds ratio (9CI)
Co-variants (Reference category) All Male Female
Female Gender 1.7 (1.3 – 2.2)*   
Age category (< 30 years)
30 – 39 years 3.8 (2.7 – 5.2)* 3.3 (1.9 – 5.8)* 3.8 (2.5 – 5.8)*
40 – 49 years 6.0 (4.4 – 8.3)* 4.2 (2.4 – 7.1)* 7.3 (4.9 – 10.9)*
50 – 59 years 8.1 (5.8 – 11.1)* 6.9 (4.0 – 11.8)* 9.5 (6.3 – 14.2)*
60 – 69 years 10.6 (7.5 – 14.9)* 9.0 (5.0 – 16.0)* 13.0 (8.4 – 20.1)*
> 70 years 8.3 (5.6 – 12.2)* 4.8 (2.5 – 9.2)* 13.2 (8.1 – 21.7)*
Urban residence 1.7 (1.4 – 2.0)* 1.1 (0.8 – 1.5) 1.8 (1.5 – 2.3)*
Ethnicity (Tamil)
Sinhalese 1.2 (0.8 – 1.6) 0.5 (0.1 – 0.7) 1.4 (0.9 – 2.1)
Sri Lankan Moor 2.6 (1.7 – 3.8)* 1.8 (0.9 – 3.5)* 3.1 (1.9 – 5.1)*
Level of education (no formal education)
Primary education 0.9 (0.7 – 1.3) 2.4 (0.8 – 7.1) 0.2 (0.02 – 2.2)
Secondary education 1.5 (1.1 – 1.9)§ 3.4 (1.2 – 9.9)§ 0.8 (0.6 – 1.1)
Tertiary education 2.3 (1.8 – 2.3)* 4.9 (1.5 – 16.0)# 1.1 (0.8 – 1.6)
Monthly Household Income (≤ LKR 6,999)
LKR 7,000 – 24,999 1.5 (1.3 – 1.8)* 1.7 (1.3 – 2.3)* 1.4 (1.2 – 1.8)*
LKR 25,000 – 49,999 1.2 (0.8 – 1.7) 1.2 (0.7 – 2.1) 1.2 (0.8 – 2.0)
≥ LKR 50,000 2.1 (1.1 – 4.2)* 2.2 (0.8 – 5.7) 2.2 (0.9 – 5.6)
Physical inactivity 1.6 (1.3 - 1.9)* 1.9 (1.3 – 2.7)* 1.5 (1.2 – 1.8)*
Smoking (non-smokers)
Former smokers 1.1 (0.8 – 1.5) 1.2 (0.8 – 1.7)  
Current smokers 0.7 (0.5 – 0.9) 0.8 (0.6 – 1.1)  
Alcohol consumption (non-consumers)
Former drinkers 0.6 (0.4 – 0.8)§ 0.7 (0.4 – 1.0)  
Current drinkers 0.9 (0.7 – 1.3) 0.9 (0.7 – 1.3)  
  1. * - p < 0.001, # - p < 0.01, § - p <0.05.