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Table 3 Factors associated with adherence to TB medication and pill refilling during continuation phase in Northwest Ethiopia (n = 307)

From: Adherence to TB treatment remains low during continuation phase among adult patients in Northwest Ethiopia

Variables Adherent COR(95%CI) AOR(95%CI)
Yes No
Patient age
 24 years and below 58 26 2.317 (1.139–4.712)* 1.533 (.642–3.661)
 25–34 years 81 29 2.901 (1.461–5.757)* 2.123 (.937–4.813)
 35–44 years 32 28 1.187 (.566–2.487) .879 (.378–2.043)
 45+ years 26 27 1 1
Sex
 Male 113 65 1 1
 Female 84 45 1.074 (.669–1.724) 1.251 (.707–2.214)
Residence
 Urban 146 74 1.393 (.836–2.320) .764 (.374–1.559)
 Rural 51 36 1 1
Educational level
 No education 53 48 1 1
 Informal education 20 17 1.065 (.501–2.268) .729 (.299–1.773)
 Primary 45 28 1.456 (.789–2.685) 1.057 (.501–2.231)
 Secondary 46 10 4.166 (1.895–9.157)* 4.138 (1.594–10.74)*
 Higher 33 7 4.27 (1.728–10.55)* 2.795 (.970–8.052)
Distance to the health facility
 Less than 5 km 72 156 2.708 (1.206–6.081)* 2.275 (.877–5.903)
 5-10 km 23 29 1.576 (.618–4.018)* 1.672 (.589–4.746)
 Greater than 10 km 15 12 1 1
Treatment supporter assigned
 Yes 74 123 1 1
 No 36 73 1.22 (.746–1.996) 1.375 (.769–2.457)
Disclosed TB status to family
 Yes 105 189 1.125 (.359–3.527) .744 (.191–2.902)
 No 5 8 1 1
Provider-patient relationship
 Good 112 45 1.903 (1.186–3.055)* 1.863 (1.014–3.423)*
 Poor 85 65 1 1
Knowledge on TB treatment
 Good 157 72 2.072 (1.226–3.5)* 1.845 (1.012–3.362)*
 Poor 40 38 1 1
Attitude on TB treatment
 Favorable 121 59 1.376 (.858–2.206) 1.272 (.702–2.305)
 Unfavorable 76 51 1  
Family wealth index
 Poor 54 49 1 1
 Middle 71 31 2.078 (1.173–3.683)* 2.646 (1.360–5.148)*
 Rich 72 30 2.178 (1.225–3.871)* 1.949 (.957–3.968)
  1. *p-value less than 0.05