Table 4

Independent correlates of current use of HRT in women with an intact uterus after adjustment for age group and place of residence

Description of variableOdds ratio95% CI
Age group
    35–391
    40–444.641.29 to 16.67
    45–4917.975.29 to 61.04
    50–5475.4022.63 to 244.6
    55–59126.2037.98 to 419.4
    60–6475.5322.43 to 254.4
    65–6933.129.35 to 117.4
    70–7422.425.75 to 87.48
    75–799.831.86 to 52.03
Place of residence
    Perth1
    Busselton1.140.83 to 1.57
Occupation
    Unemployed/retired/
   no occupation reported1
    Professional/managerial1.551.04 to 2.33
    Skilled labour1.720.56 to 5.30
    Selling/clerical1.080.67 to 1.73
    Labouring/plant operation0.950.63 to 1.44
Ever use of alcohol
    No1
    Yes1.761.11 to 2.78
Smoking status
    Never1
    Ex-smoker1.561.13 to 2.14
    1–14 cigarettes per day1.870.96 to 3.63
    15+ cigarettes per day1.590.85 to 2.98
Level of total cholesterol (mmol/l)
    ≤4.951
    4.96–5.640.800.53 to 1.23
    5.65–6.410.640.42 to 0.99
    6.42+0.390.24 to 0.62
Level of triglycerides (mmol/l)
    ≤0.701
    0.71–1.002.071.32 to 3.25
    1.01–1.502.321.45 to 3.70
    1.51+2.001.20 to 3.33
Level of body mass index (mmol/l)
    ≤22.581
    22.59–25.100.780.53 to 1.15
    25.11–28.560.510.34 to 0.77
    28.57+0.450.30 to 0.69