Table 3

Independent predictors by multiple regression analysis of BMI, presence of at least one of the considered diseases and hypertension.

Variables


Outcome

Independent variable

coefficient β

P


BMI

constant

25.037

< 0.001

age (years)

0.071

< 0.001

sex (1 = m; 2 = f)

-2.862

< 0.001

street food (score)

0.064

< 0.05

offspring (n)

0.503

< 0.001

Diseases

(1 = yes; 2 = not)

constant

2.415

< 0.001

age (years)

-0.010

< 0.001

sex (1 = m; 2 = f)

-0.085

< 0.01

BMI

-0.010

< 0.01

street food (score)

-0.001

0.715

Hypertension

(1 = yes; 2 = not)

constant

2.169

< 0.001

age (years)

-0.008

< 0.001

sex (1 = m; 2 = f)

0.028

0.127

street food (score)

-0.001

0.632


BMI: body mass index; m = male; f = female.

Diseases: at least one of the following: hypertension, type 1 and type 2 diabetes mellitus, dyslipidemia, coronary heart disease, stroke, gastro-intestinal diseases including dyspepsia, gastric or duodenal ulcers, hiatal hernia, inflammatory bowel disease, gallstones, kidney stones, chronic renal failure, chronic respiratory diseases

Variables coded as 2 are the reference category.

Buscemi et al. Nutrition Journal 2011 10:119   doi:10.1186/1475-2891-10-119

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