Table 5

Univariate dyspepsia severity risk factors (SF-NDI)

VariableCoefficientSEP value95% CI
Age−0.060.0560.347−0.215 to 0.096
Gender
 Male
 Female−8.5974.9280.156−22.28 to 5.087
Profession
 Unemployed
 Farmer−3.6665.1510.516−17.966 to 10.635
 Student−9.09516.5870.613−55.147 to 36.957
 Private sector−10.5386.1230.16−27.539 to 6.462
 Public sector−27.3549.9270.051−54.916 to 0.208
Socioeconomic status
 Category 1
 Category 2−6.7733.1190.118−16.699 to 3.153
 Category 3−9.0582.4280.034*−16.787 to −1.33
 Category 4−22.8642.8560.004*−31.953 to −13.774
Marital status
 Single
 Married−5.6684.1740.246−17.258 to 5.922
 Divorced−29.81520.6350.222−87.106 to 27.476
 Widow−1.8158.6130.843−25.729 to 22.099
Having children
 Has children
 No children8.1055.6610.225−7.612 to 23.823
Smoking
 Never
 In the past2.1783.8410.601−8.488 to 12.843
 Currently6.757.9930.446−15.441 to 28.941
NSAID use
 Never
 In the past−2.3644.7440.644−15.536 to 10.808
 Currently−5.9918.2970.51−29.026 to 17.045
Aspirin use
 Never
 In the past0.8591.6910.638−3.835 to 5.554
 Currently−3.9966.8250.59−22.945 to 14.952
Alcohol use
 Never
 In the past0.2195.7670.972−15.793 to 16.231
 Currently1.5935.7670.796−14.418 to 17.605
  • *Denotes a significant value with p<0.05.

  • NSAID, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug; SF-NDI, Short Form Nepean Dyspepsia Index.