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Table 1 Medication adherence by sociodemographic factors and adverse drug reactions

From: The effects of family, society and national policy support on treatment adherence among newly diagnosed tuberculosis patients: a cross-sectional study

Variables Total n (%) Adherence Level n (%) P
Low Medium High
Sex
 Male 298 (62.0) 78 (26.2) 84 (28.2) 136 (45.6) 0.869
 Female 183 (38.0) 51 (27.9) 48 (26.2) 84 (45.9)  
Age (years)
 < 30 128 (26.6) 36 (28.1) 37 (28.9) 55 (43.0) 0.942
 30–60 244 (50.7) 65 (26.6) 67 (27.5) 112 (45.9)  
 > 60 109 (22.7) 28 (25.7) 28 (25.7) 53 (48.6)  
Marital status
 Unmarried 119 (24.7) 35 (29.4) 42 (35.3) 42 (35.3) 0.096
 Married 344 (71.5) 90 (26.2) 85 (24.7) 169 (49.1)  
 Divorced or widowed 18 (3.7) 4 (22.2) 5 (27.8) 9 (50.0)  
Education
 Junior high school or below 197 (41.0) 52 (26.4) 54 (27.4) 91 (46.2) 0.025
 High school or technical secondary school 117 (24.3) 29 (24.8) 22 (18.8) 66 (56.4)  
 College degree or above 167 (34.7) 48 (28.7) 56 (33.5) 63 (37.7)  
Monthly income (Yuan)
 < 1000 133 (27.7) 31 (23.3) 42 (31.6) 60 (45.1) 0.210
 1000–3000 115 (23.9) 34 (29.6) 33 (28.7) 48 (41.7)  
 3001–5000 149 (31.0) 40 (26.8) 30 (20.1) 79 (53.0)  
 > 5000 84 (17.5) 24 (28.6) 27 (32.1) 33 (39.3)  
Time to arrive at the medical facility (min)
 < 31 136 (28.3) 36 (26.5) 26 (19.1) 74 (54.4) 0.033
 31–60 191 (39.7) 45 (23.6) 62 (32.5) 84 (44.0)  
 > 60 154 (32.0) 48 (31.2) 44 (28.6) 62 (40.3)  
Adverse drug reactions
 Yes 184 (38.3) 64 (34.8) 49 (26.6) 71 (38.6) 0.005
 No 297 (61.7) 65 (21.9) 83 (27.9) 149 (50.2)