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Table 3 Medication adherence by society 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
The number of close friends
 0 51 (10.6) 17 (33.3) 12 (23.5) 22 (43.1) 0.729
 1–2 223 (46.4) 62 (27.8) 61 (27.4) 100 (44.8)  
 ≥ 3 207 (43.0) 50 (24.2) 59 (28.5) 98 (47.3)  
Relationships with neighbours
 Poor 143 (29.7) 36 (25.2) 45 (31.5) 62 (43.4) 0.394
 General 220 (45.7) 66 (30.0) 57 (25.9) 97 (44.1)  
 Good 118 (24.5) 27 (22.9) 30 (25.4) 61 (51.7)  
Relationships with colleagues
 Poor 130 (27.0) 32 (24.6) 31 (23.8) 67 (51.5) 0.566
 General 225 (46.8) 64 (28.4) 66 (29.3) 95 (42.2)  
 Good 126 (26.2) 33 (26.2) 35 (27.8) 58 (46.0)  
Relationships with doctors
 Poor 93 (19.3) 30 (32.3) 29 (31.2) 34 (36.6) 0.001
 General 223 (46.4) 66 (29.6) 69 (30.9) 88 (39.5)  
 Good 165 (34.3) 33 (20.0) 34 (20.6) 98 (59.4)  
Acquired knowledge of TB
 Poor 24 (5.0) 7 (29.2) 7 (29.2) 10 (41.7) 0.016
 General 149 (31.0) 55 (36.9) 37 (24.8) 57 (38.3)  
 Good 308 (64.0) 67 (21.8) 88 (28.6) 153 (49.7)  
Participation in group activities
 Often 41 (8.5) 11 (26.8) 14 (34.1) 16 (39.0) 0.008
 Sometimes 168 (34.9) 55 (32.7) 53 (31.5) 60 (35.7)  
 Never 272 (56.5) 63 (23.2) 65 (23.9) 144 (52.9)