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Table 2 Bivariate analysis of socio-demographic predictors of adherence to medication

From: Patient adherence to antihypertensive medications in upper Egypt: a cross-sectional study

CharacteristicOR95% CIp value
Age:  < 0.001
< 409.023.64-22.47< 0.001
40-651.961.31-2.98< 0.001
> 651  
Gender:
Female1  
Male2.041.36-3.05< 0.001
Education level  < 0.001
Illiterate1  
Primary/secondary1.861.1-2.92< 0.001
Higher2.511.45-4.35< 0.001
Income  < 0.001
Low11 
Moderate2.11.01-4.78< 0.001
High4.32.69-9.55< 0.001
Comorbidities   
No2.21.31-3.35< 0.001
Yes1  
No. Of antihypertensive pills  < 0.001
One7.013.1-15.45< 0.001
Two8.753.68-20.57< 0.001
Three or more1  
Marital status
Unmarried1  
Married1.150.76-1.710.59
Residence
Rural1  
Urban2.71.53-3.90.02
Occupation
Unemployed1  
Employed1.040.69-1.570.89
  1. Note: Logistic regression