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Table 3 Risk factors for multimorbidity in study participants

From: Multimorbidity of chronic diseases among adult patients presenting to an inner-city clinic in Ghana

Risk factors Adjusted OR 95% CI Adjusted LR; p-value*
Age (years)    
18–39 1 1  
40–49 4.68 2.98–7.34  
50–59 12.48 8.23–18.92 < 0.001
60 and above 15.80 10.66–23.42  
Sex    
Female 1 1  
Male 0.71 0.54–0.94 0.015
Family history of chronic conditions    
No family history 1   
Family history 1.43 1.03–1.68 0.027
  1. *Odds ratios (OR) were adjusted for age, sex, family history, marital status, education, type of occupation and ethnicity (which were found to be significant predictors of multimorbidity in the univariate analysis) using logistic regression. CI = Confidence Interval, OR = Odds Ratio.