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Table 4 Associations between different hearing loss groups and the prevalence of hypertension

From: High-frequency hearing loss, occupational noise exposure and hypertension: a cross-sectional study in male workers

Variables Univariate OR (95%CI) P-value Multivariate ORa (95%CI) P-value
Median HL group vs. low HL group 1.46 (1.04-2.05) 0.029 1.46 (1.03-2.05) 0.031
High HL group vs. low HL group 1.55 (1.07-2.24) 0.021 1.48 (1.02-2.15) 0.040
Age (years): > = 40 vs. < 40 1.26 (0.94-1.68) 0.123 1.22 (0.91-1.65) 0.191
Educational level (years): > = 12 vs. < 12 1.02 (0.76-1.37) 0.900 1.04 (0.77-1.41) 0.797
Triglyceride level (mg/dl): > = 150 vs. < 150 1.55 (1.11-2.18) 0.011 1.53 (1.09-2.16) 0.015
Tobacco use: yes vs. no 0.98 (0.74-1.31) 0.897 1.13 (0.62-2.04) 0.698
Alcohol consumption: yes vs. no 0.97 (0.72-1.30) 0.846 0.85 (0.45-1.63) 0.631
Regular exercise: yes vs. no 1.08 (0.80-1.47) 0.618 1.17 (0.81-1.67) 0.403
  1. 95%CI = 95% confidence interval; HL = hearing loss; OR = odds ratio.
  2. aThe multivariate logistic regression was used to adjust for age, educational level, triglyceride level (> = 150 vs. < 150 mg/dl), tobacco use, alcohol consumption and regular exercise.