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Table 4 Multivariate adjusted odds ratios (OR) and 95 % confidence intervals relating vitamin D deficiency status and its associated risk factors among rural population of the northern part of the Persian Gulf

From: Prevalence of vitamin D deficiency and its associated risk factors among rural population of the northern part of the Persian Gulf

  Vitamin D deficiency Vitamin D deficiency
  Male Female
Variable OR 95 % CI P-Value OR 95 % CI P-Value
Age 0.99 0.97 to 1.00 0.096 0.98 0.97 to 0.99 0.0001
sun exposure more than 15 min per-day 2 to 3 times per week 0.93 0.88 to 0.99 0.032 0.95 0.90 to 1.00 0.059
Taking vitamin D supplements 0.84 0.53 to 1.33 0.481 1.09 0.81 to 1.47 0.539
Marital Status 1.22 0.77 to 1.94 0.389 0.96 0.76 to 1.20 0.733
Body Mass Index 1.04 1.00 to 1.08 0.017 0.99 0.97 to 1.01 0.570