TABLE 16-5Do Obesity and Health Behaviors Explain Interstate Variations and SES Gradients in Total Hypertension? Results from Logistic Regression Models

Model AModel BModel CA vs. BB vs. C
StatePunjab3.082 ***2.670 ***2.895 ***4.74 **1.59
Rajasthan1.5111.5191.716
Kerala1.2321.1751.292
SEScastescheduled caste0.8820.9360.9672.380.13
scheduled tribe1.6231.8151.785
OBC1.1631.1891.185
educationprimary/middle2.196 ***2.080 **1.985 **4.72 *1.98
high school or more2.234 **1.978 **2.132 **
consumptionmid1.3151.2871.3132.720.08
high1.0390.9500.955

NOTES: Model A includes only covariates in the table, as well as rural, female, and age. Model B includes all covariates of Model A plus obesity measures; Model C includes all covariates in Model B plus those for health behaviors. Table presents odds ratios for the three models and the F-statistics when testing coefficients across models.

* denotes p < 0.05; ** p < 0.01; *** p < 0.001.

SOURCE: Data from Longitudinal Aging Study in India (LASI) Pilot Wave.

From: 16, Markers and Drivers: Cardiovascular Health of Middle-Aged and Older Indians

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National Research Council (US) Panel on Policy Research and Data Needs to Meet the Challenge of Aging in Asia; Smith JP, Majmundar M, editors.
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