Table 3

Prevalence of hypertension*, odds ratio (OR) of having hypertension by social standing of the habitat (SSH), education, and occupation. Geneva, Switzerland 1999

nHypertension† %OR†95% CIOR‡95% CI
*Systolic blood pressure ≥140 mm Hg and/or diastolic blood pressure ≥90 mm Hg and/or treatment for hypertension. †Adjusted for age, gender, and living in a subsidised building. ‡Adjusted for age, gender, living in a subsidised building, education, occupation, and SSH.
Social standing of the habitat
    Medium–high10327.71.80.8 to to 3.9
    Medium9056.79.84.2 to to 21.8
    Medium–low15545.75.22.4 to to 9.0
    Low7942.24.41.9 to to 7.7
    Medium18040.81.71.0 to to 2.3
    Low13751.12.71.6 to to 4.0
    Medium17842.51.61.0 to to 2.3
    Low14046.21.91.2 to to 2.3