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Table 3 Logistic regression models of predictors of awareness of DM among adults aged 65 and older in Monastir City (n = 531)

From: Prevalence of diabetes mellitus among non institutionalized elderly in Monastir City

Variable Odds ratio
Abdominal obesity  
No 1.00
Yes 2.61 ; 1.1- 6 a
Comorbidities  
No 1.00
Yes 3.80 ; 2.4- 6
Hypertension  
No 1.00
Yes 2.7 ; 1.6-4.5
  1. Variables included in the model at the first step but which were not statistically significant included , gender, age, education, place of residence (urban vs rural).
  2. a Figures in italics are the 95% confidence intervals.