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Table 3 Logistic regression analysis for each of the main reasons for accepting medication

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

Factors Adjusted** OR (95% CI)
  “For health reasons” “Trust in the GP” “Responsibility towards the family”
  (n = 332/656***) (n = 134/656***) (n = 228/656***)
Age (per year) 0.99 (0.96;1.02) 1.05 (1.01;1.09) 0.98 (0.95;1.01)
Female gender (ref. male) 1.55 (1.12;2.15) 0.86 (0.57;1.31) 0.63 (0.45;0.89)
Short education (<10 years)* (ref. >10 years) 0.41 (0.29;0.59) 1.23 (0.83;1.95) 2.17 (1.50;3.13)
Married or living w/ partner (ref. living alone) 0.57 (0.35;0.91) 2.00 (1.10;3.63) 1.12 (0.67;1.89)
Personal experience w/ cardiovascular disease (ref. no experience) 0.95 (0.68;1.32) 1.41 (0.93;2.14) 0.85 (0.60;1.22)
Family w/ known cardiovascular disease (ref. no family disease) 1.00 (0.72;1.39) 0.78 (0.52;1.19) 1.03 (0.73;1.45)
Numeracy skills (< 2 correct answers) (ref. >2 correct answers) 0.93 (0.61;1.42) 1.06 (0.64;1.76) 1.14 (0.74;1.78)
Household income (per 100,000 DKK) 1.05 (0.96;1.15) 0.80 (0.71;0.90) 1.84 (0.98;1.19)
Extent of medication effectiveness (per% point) 0.97 (0.92;1.03) 0.99 (0.92;1.06) 1.04 (0.98;1.10)
  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 69 missing observations due to a missing value for one or more independent variables.