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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of the participants according to acceptance or rejection of medication, and overall

From: Medication effectiveness may not be the major reason for accepting cardiovascular preventive medication: A population-based survey

  Total Acceptance of medication Rejection of medication
  (n = 1,082) (n = 725) (n = 357)
Covariate    
Age (yr), median (10–90 percentile) 51 (43;59) 52 (43;59) 50 (42;58)
Female gender 606 (56) 399 (55) 207 (58)
Short education (<10 years)* 395 (37) 273 (38) 122 (35)
Married or living w/ partner 839 (78) 577 (80) 262 (73)
Personal experience w/ cardiovascular disease 404 (37) 309 (43) 95 (27)
Family w/ known cardiovascular disease 441 (42) 305 (43) 136 (39)
Numeracy skills (less than 2 correct answers) 214 (20) 151 (21) 63 (18)
Household income 500-599 500-599 500-599
(1,000 DKK), median (10–90 percentile) (200–299;800–899) (200–299;800–899) (200–299;800–899)
  1. *Short education is defined as education level below lower secondary school including no specialist training or higher academic education.
  2. Values are numbers (%) unless stated otherwise.