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Table 3 Adjusted odds ratios for HS use in Dubai, 2015 (n = 1203)

From: Prevalence of, and factors associated with health supplement use in Dubai, United Arab Emirates: a population-based cross-sectional study

Variables AOR (95%CI)
Sex
 Male 1
 Female 3.26 (2.26–4.70)**
Nationality
 Emirati 0.55 (0.30–1.00)*
 Middle East/North Africa 0.66 (0.39–1.12)
 South Asia 0.51 (0.28–0.93)*
 East Asia/Pacific/Central Asia/Europe 1.16 (0.53–2.52)
 Africa 0.50 (0.21–1.22)
 Latin America/Caribbean/Western Europe/North America/Australia 1
Income, AED (~USD)a
 AED < 5000 (~USD < 1300) 1
 AED 5000- < 10000 (~USD 1300- < 2700) 1.18 (0.71–1.98)
 AED 10000–20000 (~USD 2700–5450) 1.83 (0.98–3.41)
 AED > 20000 (~USD > 5450) 2.41 (1.20–4.83)*
Allergy
 Yes 1.75 (1.14–2.66)*
 No 1
Smoking status
 Non-smoker 1
 Past smoker 2.39 (1.27–4.48)**
 Current occasional smoker 0.85 (0.52–1.36)
 Current regular smoker 0.93 (0.64–1.36)
Visited to a doctor in last 12 months
 Did not visit doctor in last 12 months 1
 Less than monthly 1.37 (0.96–1.94)
 1–3 times a month/At least once a week 1.86 (1.02–3.39)*
Prescribed Medicines
 Yes 1.47 (1.04–2.06)*
 No 1
Knowledge of HS
 Yes 3.91 (2.26–6.76)**
 No 1
  1. Note. Stepwise regression method using backward elimination was used to identify significant correlates (p < 0.10) of HS use. *p < 0.05 **p < 0.01. aBased on USD 1.00 ≈ AED 3.67