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Table 3 Multivariate logistic regression showing adjusted odds ratio between age, educational level, dietary and medical factors with low bone mineral density in Saudi women (> 40 years) in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

From: Prevalence and factors associated with low bone mineral density in Saudi women: a community based survey

Variables Adjusted Odds Ratio P value
95% CI
Level of Education
University and above 1.00  
Secondary& Intermediate 2.07 (1.06 - 4.55) 0.04
Primary 4.12 (2.05 - 8.29) 0.02
Illiterate 2.97 (1.44 - 6.12) 0.009
Use of low fat laban in diet
Yes 1.00  
No 2.81 (1.47 - 5.37) 0.008
Age (in years)
41 to 50 1.00  
51 to 60 0.88 (0.52-1.48) 0.42
61 to 70 2.75 (1.32-1.48) 0.01
70 and above 2.49 (0.63-9.89) 0.18
History of fractures as an adult on trivial fall
Yes 1.00  
No 2.20 (1.03 - 4.69) 0.03