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Table 4 Logistic regression analysis for each of the main reasons for declining medication

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

Factors Adjusted** OR (95% CI)
  “Too small effect” “Want to avoid side-effects” “Dislike taking medication” “Rather change lifestyle”
  (n = 46/324***) (n = 67/324***) (n = 17/324***) (n = 207/324***)
Age (per year) 1.00 (0.94;1.06) 0.98 (0.93;1.03) 1.05 (0.95;1.16) 1.00 (0.96;1.04)
Female gender (ref. male) 1.19 (0.58;2.42) 0.60 (0.33;1.07) 1.46 (0.45;4.68) 1.40 (0.88;2.23)
Short education (<10 years)* (ref. >10 years) 1.03 (0.58;2.42) 1.89 1.03;3.47) 1.86 (0.60;5.76) 0.64 (0.39;1.06)
Married or living w/ partner (ref. living alone) 0.77 (0.30;2.01) 1.49 (0.64;3.47) 1.31 (0.34;5.05) 0.77 (0.40;1.48)
Personal experience w/ cardiovascular disease (ref. no experience) 0.72 (0.31;1.70) 0.98 (0.50;1.94) 0.83 (0.23;2.99) 1.18 (0.69;2.02)
Family w/ known cardiovascular disease (ref. no family disease) 0.98 (0.48;2.00) 0.86 (0.47;1.57) 0.53 (0.16;1.80) 1.34 (0.83;2.15)
Numeracy skills (< 2 correct answers) (ref. > 2 correct answers) 1.60 (0.66;3.90) 0.80 (0.35;1.82) 2.78 (0.86;8.96) 0.85 (0.45;1.58)
Household income (per 100,000 DKK) 0.99 (0.83;1.20) 0.95 (0.81;1.10) 0.75 (0.55;1.03) 1.05 (0.93;1.18)
Extent of medication effectiveness (per% point) 0.78 (0.66;0.93) 0.94 (0.84;1.06) 0.97 (0.80;1.19) 1.10 (1.01;1.20)
  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 33 missing observations due to a missing value for one or more independent variables.