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Table 4 Correlates of the identified dietary patterns in the study population as assessed by multivariate linear regression (n = 525)

From: A Lebanese dietary pattern promotes better diet quality among older adults: findings from a national cross-sectional study

  Western Lebanese High protein/Alcohol
Variablea β 95 % CI β 95 % CI β 95 % CI
Age −0.044 −0.190, 0.101 0.129 −0.039, 0.297 −0.081 −0.235, 0.073
Males versus females 0.271 0.112, 0.429 −0.353 −0.537, −0.169 −0.097 −0.266, 0.071
Education −0.163 −0.252, −0.074 0.127 0.024, 0.230 0.103 0.009, 0.198
Marital status 0.031 −0.131, 0.194 −0.084 −0.272, 0.104 −0.065 −0.237, 0.107
Crowding index 0.177 0.037, 0.317 −0.098 −0.260, 0.064 −0.087 −0.236, 0.061
Frequency of breakfast consumption −0.044 −0.073, −0.015 −0.005 −0.038, 0.029 −0.001 −0.032, 0.030
Physical activity level −0.123 −0.213, −0.033 0.155 0.051, 0.259 −0.002 −0.097, 0.094
Smoking 0.240 0.095, 0.385 −0.187 −0.355, −0.019 0.037 −0.117, 0.191
Frequency of alcohol consumption −0.174 −0.255, −0.093 −0.003 −0.097, 0.090 0.253 0.167, 0.339
Presence of chronic disease −0.221 −0.394, −0.048 0.012 −0.189, 0.212 0.184 0.000, 0.368
Family history of chronic diseases 0.016 −0.160, 0.193 −0.015 −0.219, 0.189 0.065 −0.123, 0.252
  1. aValues presented in this table are linear regression coefficients and their corresponding 95 % confidence intervals. All variables considered in these regression analyses are categorical except for age, frequency of breakfast consumption and the scores of the dietary patterns, which were continuous