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Table 2 Logistic regression analysis of acceptance of medication offer (0 = accepting medication, 1 = declining medication)

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

Independent variables N Crude OR (95% CI) Adjusted** OR (95% CI) (n = 981***)
Age (per year) 1,082 1.04 (1.02;1.07) 1.03 (1.00;1.05)
Female gender (ref. male) 606 0.89 (0.69;1.15) 0.87 (0.66;1.16)
Short education (<10 years) (ref. >10 years)* 395 1.17 (0.90;1.53) 1.09 (0.81;1.48)
Married or living w/ partner (ref. living alone) 839 1.42 (1.05;1.91) 1.56 (1.05;2.32)
Personal experience w/ cardiovascular disease (ref. no experience) 404 2.05 (1.56;2.71) 1.89 (1.40;2.55)
Family w/ known cardiovascular disease (ref. no family disease) 441 1.19 (0.92;1.55) 1.05 (0.80;1.39)
Numeracy skills (< 2 correct answers) (ref. >2 correct answers) 214 1.23 (0.89;1.70) 0.98 (0.68;1.42)
Household income (per 100,000 DKK) 1,014 0.98 (0.92;1.03) 0.94 (0.87;1.01)
Extent of medication effectiveness (per% point) 1,082 1.08 (1.03;1.13) 1.08 (1.03;1.14)
  1. *Short education is defined as education level below lower secondary school including no specialist training or higher academic education.
  2. ** Adjusted OR accounting simultaneously for all 9 independent variables.
  3. *** In total 101 missing observations due to a missing value for one or more independent variables.