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Table 1 Sociodemographic characteristics of studied patients attending the vascular surgery and ophthalmology outpatient clinics at the Alexandria Main University Hospital, 2019, Egypt

From: Epidemiological, life style, and occupational factors associated with lower limb varicose veins: a case control study

Sociodemographic characteristics Cases
(n = 150)
Controls
(n = 150)
OR (95% CI) P value
No. % No. %
Gender       
 Male^ 68 45.3 74 49.3 1.17 (0.74, 1.84) 0.48
 Female 82 54.7 76 50.7
Residence       
 Rural^ 13 8.7 5 3.3 0.36 (0.12, 1.04) 0.05*
 Urban 137 91.3 145 96.7
Level of education       
 Unschooling/basic education 108 72.0 58 38.7 4.07 (2.51, 6.62) >0.001***
 Secondary/higher education^ 42 28.0 92 61.3
Marital status       
 Never married^ 4 2.7 5 3.3 1  
 Married 111 74.0 121 80.7 1.14 (0.30, 4.37) 0.84
 Widowed 19 12.7 16 10.7 1.48 (0.34, 6.47) 0.59
 Divorced 16 10.7 8 5.3 2.50 (052, 11.9) 0.25
Age (years)       
 Min-max 25-70 28-75   
 Mean ± SD 49.90 ± 12.09 50.26 ± 10.98 0.99 (0.98, 1.02) 0.78
  1. SD standard deviation, OR odds ratio, CI confidence interval
  2. ^Reference category
  3. *p≤0.05
  4. ***p>0.001