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Table 2 Odds ratios (ORs) and 95% confidence intervals (CIs) for hypertension in relation to short stature

From: Contribution of VEGF polymorphism rs3025020 to short stature and hypertension in elderly Japanese individuals: a cross-sectional study

  Short stature p value
(−) (+)
No. of participants 919 458  
No. of cases (%) 503 (54.7) 311 (67.9)  
Model 1 1 1.40 (1.10, 1.79) 0.007
Model 2 1 1.51 (1.17, 1.96) 0.002
  1. Model 1: adjusted only for sex and age. Model 2: adjusted further for body mass index (BMI), smoking status, drinking status, triglycerides, HDL-cholesterol, HbA1c, and glomerular filtration rate (GFR). Short stature was defined as the lowest tertile of height (< 160.8 cm for men and < 148.7 cm for women). Hypertension was defined as systolic blood pressure ≥ 140 mmHg and/or diastolic blood pressure ≥ 90 mmHg and/or taking anti-hypertensive medication