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Table 4 Univariate and multivariate logistic regression analysis to identify the significant predictor variables for high adherence to medication

From: Adherence to antihypertensive fixed-dose combination among Egyptian patients presenting with essential hypertension

ParametersUnivariate analysisMultivariate analysis
OR95% CI for ORP valueOR95% CI for ORP value
Age1.0070.994 to 1.0210.277---
Gender (ref: female)1.0160.781 to 1.3220.906---
Race (ref: non-middle eastern)1.2960.95 to 1.7530.092---
Education (ref: illiterate)
 Primary/secondary school1.6380.950 to 2.8240.0761.700.998 to 2.8960.05*
 College/university2.1911.270 to 3.7780.005*2.3541.387 to 3.9940.002*
Marital status (ref: not married)0.8400.622 to 1.1330.253---
Employment (ref: non employer)1.6811.258 to 2.247< 0.001*1.4851.171 to 1.8830.001*
Smoking (ref: smoker)1.4161.023 to 1.960.036*---
BMI, Kg/m20.9740.946 to 1.0030.082---
BMI (ref: > 30 Kg/m2)1.1020.793 to 1.5310.562---
SBP, mmHg0.9880.979 to 0.9980.016*0.9890.980 to 0.9980.021*
DBP, mmHg0.9830.967 to 0.9990.033*0.9810.966 to 0.9960.015*
HR, beat/min0.9690.955 to 0.983< 0.001*0.9650.951 to 0.978< 0.001*
Duration of HTN1.0040.987 to 1.0220.61---
Family history of HTN (ref: no family history)0.9180.717 to 1.1740.493---
Antihypertensive treatment (ref: ARBs/HCTZ)
 ACE-I/HCTZ0.6220.452 to 0.8580.114   
 ACE-I/CCB0.9980.652 to 1.5280.993   
 ARBs/CCB0.8060.567 to 1.1450.229   
 ARBs/CCB/HCTZ0.7730.526 to 1.1360.190---
 β-blocker/HCTZ0.7320.496 to 1.0820.118   
 ACEI/thiazide-like diuretic0.3580.063 to 2.0370.247   
  β-blocker and CCB1.3350.178 to 10.0080.779   
  1. *statistically significant