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Table 4 Factors associated with willingness to receive cellphone based medication reminder for AED at University of Gondar Comprehensive and Specialized Hospital, Northwest Ethiopia, 2018 (n = 394)

From: Epileptic patients’ willingness to receive cell-phone based medication reminder in Northwest Ethiopia

Variable Category Willingness OR (95%CI) AOR (95%CI)
Yes, n (%) No, n (%)
Marital status Single 103 (62.0) 63 (38.0) 1.00 1.00
Married 133 (73.1) 49 (26.9) 1.66 (1.06–2.61) 5.75 (1.11–29.70)*
Widowed 13 (61.9) 8 (38.1) 0.99 (0.39–2.53) 3.98 (1.00–15.77)
Divorced 22 (88.0) 3 (12.0) 4.49 (1.29–15.60) 5.15 (1.29–20.49)*
Residence Urban 160 (85.6) 27 (14.4) 5.13 (3.14–8.37) 5.63 (3.18–9.96)*
Rural 111 (53.6) 96 (46.4) 1.00 1.00
Monthly income < 500 47 (50.0) 47 (50.0) 1.00 1.00
500–1000 86 (67.7) 41 (32.3) 2.10 (1.21–3.63) 0.86 (0.36–2.06)
1001–2000 81 (79.4) 21 (20.6) 3.86 (2.06–7.22) 0.85 (0.38–1.94)
> 2000 57 (80.3) 14 (19.7) 4.07 (2.00–8.29) 2.43 (1.03–5.75)*
Smoking Yes 18 (94.7) 1 (5.3) 8.68 (1.15 65.77) 3.16 (0.37–26.81)
No 253 (67.5) 122 (32.5) 1.00 1.00
Experience forgetting Yes 169 (80.9) 40 (19.1) 3.44 (2.19–5.39) 2.63 (1.44–4.80)*
No 102 (55.1) 83 (44.9) 1.00 1.00
Missed Clinic appointment Yes 131 (78.9) 35 (21.1) 2.35 (1.49–3.72) 1.16 (0.60–2.25)
No 140 (61.4) 88 (38.6) 1.00 1.00
Ever missed a dose of AED Yes 174 (74.7) 59 (25.3) 1.95 (1.26–3.00) 1.24 (0.62–2.47)
No 97 (60.2) 64 (39.8) 1.00 1.00
Ever Forget to take AED Yes 101 (82.1) 22 (17.9) 2.73 (1.62–4.60) 2.17 (1.06–4.43)*
No 170 (62.7) 101 (37.3) 1.00 1.00
  1. *AOR with p-value < 0.05