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Table 6 Univariate and multivariate logistic regression analyses of factors associated with physicians’ adherence to diabetes guidelines

From: Adherence of physicians to evidence-based management guidelines for treating type 2 diabetes and atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease in Ajman, United Arab Emirates

Factor    Physicians’ adherence to guidelines  
  Univariate    Multivariate  
OR 95% CI P value OR 95% CI P value
Sex (female) 1.18 0.55 2.52 0.67
Alcohol intake 0.15 0.02 1.31 0.08
Smoking 1.57 0.83 2.97 0.17
Duration of diabetes mellitus (year)
 2–5 1.07 0.45 2.57 0.88
 6–10 1.3 0.55 3.16 0.53
  ≥ 11 2.26 0.90 5.67 0.08
Age 0.99 0.97 1.02 0.79
BMI 1.08 1.03 1.15 0.004 1.093 1.003 1.191 0.043
HbA1c (%) 1.31 1.13 1.52 <0.001 1.545 1.197 1.994 0.001
eAG (mg/dL) 1.06 1.03 1.12 0.001 1.025 1.010 1.040 0.001
FBS (mg/dL) 1.01 1 1.012 0.06
TC (mg/dL) 1.004 0.99 1.01 0.19
TG (mg/dL) 1.001 0.99 1.004 0.60
HDL-C (mg/dL) 1.01 0.98 1.04 0.51
LDL-C (mg/dL) 1.007 0.99 1.02 0.14
SBP (mmHg) 1.002 0.98 1.02 0.82
DBP (mmHg) 1.002 0.97 1.03 0.87
  1. Abbreviations: BMI Body mass index, DBP Diastolic blood pressure, eAG Estimated average glucose, FBS Fasting blood sugar, HbA1c Haemoglobin A1c, HDL-C High-density lipoprotein cholesterol, LDL-C Low-density lipoprotein cholesterol, SBP Systolic blood pressure, TC Total cholesterol, TG Triglyceride