Table 3

Factors associated with hospitalisation: results of age-sex adjusted multiple logistic regression analysis among those with at least one NCD (N=6220)

VariableHospitalisation* (%)Adjusted OR
OR (95% CI)
Education
 No formal schooling4.3Reference
 Formal schooling6.61.33 (1.03 to 1.71)
Ever use of tobacco
 No4.9Reference
 Yes6.51.48 (1.15 to 1.90)
Wealth index
 Lowest3.4Reference
 Middle5.41.46 (1.04 to 2.06)
 Highest8.11.99 (1.33 to 2.98)
Morbidity Pattern
 Prevalence of one NCD3.3Reference
 Multimorbidity7.72.32 (1.82 to 2.95)
  • Variables included in the model but were not significant were age, sex and ever use of alcohol.

  • *Hospitalised within 1 year due to chronic NCD.

  • NCD, non-communicable disease.