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Table 1 Descriptive statistics of patient demographics and personal information

From: Effects of and satisfaction with short message service reminders for patient medication adherence: a randomized controlled study

Variable Control group Intervention group p-value
N = 435 % N = 763 %
Medication adherence history   
Have you ever NOT adhered to medication prescriptions? 0.828
   Seldom 383 88.1 675 88.5  
   Often 52 12.0 88 11.5  
Delayed doses
   No 86 19.8 117 15.3  
   Yes 349 80.2 646 84.7  
Missed doses
   No 245 56.3 411 53.9  
   Yes 190 43.7 352 46.13  
Socioeconomic status
Gender      0.574
   Male 211 48.5 383 50.2  
   Female 224 51.5 380 49.8  
Age (years)      0.085
   20 ~ 34 96 22.1 162 21.2  
   35 ~ 49 135 31.0 227 29.8  
   50 ~ 64 146 33.6 229 30.0  
    65 58 13.3 145 19.0  
Education level      < .001
    Elementary 27 6.2 34 4.5  
   Junior High School 52 12.0 65 8.5  
   High School 89 20.2 275 36.0  
   College 91 20.9 151 19.8  
   University 135 31.0 179 23.5  
   Graduate school or above 41 9.4 59 7.7  
Occupation      0.026
   Unemployed 26 6.0 22 2.9  
   Military 1 0.2 3 0.4  
   Civil servant 45 10.3 57 7.5  
   Teacher 33 7.6 49 6.4  
   Student 29 6.7 38 5.0  
   Housekeeper 60 13.8 103 13.1  
   Self-employed 67 15.4 116 15.2  
   Medicine 10 2.3 46 6.0  
   Retired 33 7.6 78 10.2  
   Freelancer 16 3.7 37 4.9  
   Services 57 13.1 103 13.5  
   Worker 47 10.8 95 12.5  
   A.F.F.H. 3 0.7 2 0.3  
   Other 8 1.8 14 1.8  
Variable Control group Intervention group p-value
N = 435 % N = 763 %
Average monthly household income   0.025
    30,000 NTD 94 21.6 122 16.0  
   30,001-60,000 NTD 110 25.3 193 25.3  
   60,001-90,000 NTD 93 21.4 152 19.9  
   90,001-120,000 NTD 34 7.8 80 10.5  
   120,001-150,000 NTD 28 6.4 82 10.8  
    15,0001 NTD 71 16.3 125 16.4  
   Missing data 5 1.2 9 1.2  
Marital status      < .001
   Single 108 24.8 178 23.3  
   Married 259 59.5 409 53.6  
   Divorced/Separated 48 11.0 156 20.5  
   Widowed 20 4.6 19 2.5  
   Missing data 0 0.0 1 0.1  
Living status      0.735
   Live with spouse only 59 13.6 114 14.9  
   Live with children only 81 18.6 162 21.2  
   Live with spouse and children 138 31.7 225 29.5  
   Live alone 42 9.7 71 9.3  
   Other 115 26.4 191 25.0  
Medical history      
   Heart disease 79 18.2 142 18.6 0.847
   Hypertension 120 27.6 197 25.8 0.505
   Dialysis 2 0.5 11 1.4 0.115
   Stroke 51 11.7 45 5.9 0.121
   Peptic ulcer 39 9.0 73 9.6 0.731
   Thyroid disease 42 9.7 36 4.7 < .001
   Chronic kidney disease 9 2.1 13 1.7 0.651
   Hyperlipidemia 16 3.7 32 4.2 0.662
   Diabetes 88 20.2 141 18.5 0.459
   Gynecology disease 3 0.7 8 1.1 0.531
   Asthma/Emphysema 9 2.1 15 2.0 0.903
   Urinary disease 7 1.6 8 1.1 0.401
   Cancer 4 0.9 2 0.3 < .001
   Chronic liver disease 20 4.6 42 5.5 0.496
   Gout 19 4.4 17 2.2 0.037
   Pneumonia 8 1.8 3 0.4 0.012
   Mental or psychiatric disease 14 3.2 11 1.4 0.039
   Immunity disease 3 0.7 12 1.6 0.186
   Others 105 24.1 190 24.9 0.768
  1. NTD: New Taiwan dollar; A.F.F.H: agricultural, forestry, fishery or husbandry.