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Table 2 Medication adherence by family support factors

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
Family supervision for medication
 Often 411 (85.4) 105 (25.5) 110 (26.8) 196 (47.7) 0.002
 Sometimes 37 (7.7) 18 (48.6) 13 (35.1) 6 (16.2)  
 Never 33 (6.9) 6 (18.2) 9 (27.3) 18 (54.5)  
Family spirit encouragement
 Often 451 (93.8) 116 (25.7) 123 (27.3) 212 (47.0) 0.012a
 Sometimes 20 (4.2) 10 (50.0) 3 (15.0) 7 (35.0)  
 Never 10 (2.1) 3 (30.0) 6 (60.0) 1 (10.0)  
Family relationship
 Good 460 (95.6) 121 (26.3) 124 (27.0) 215 (46.7) 0.012a
 General 17 (3.5) 8 (47.1) 4 (23.5) 5 (29.4)  
 Poor 4 (0.8) 0 (0.0) 4 (100.0) 0 (0.0)  
Family members help solve problems
 Often 439 (91.3) 112 (25.5) 122 (27.8) 205 (46.7) 0.134
 Sometimes 24 (5.0) 12 (50.0) 5 (20.8) 7 (29.2)  
 Never 18 (3.7) 5 (27.8) 5 (27.8) 8 (44.4)  
  1. aMeans that the theoretical number is too small, and the Fisher’s exact test was used