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Table 3 Multivariate logistic regression models analysis for not taking any recommended medications at the time of the survey

From: Age-related differences in factors associated with the underuse of recommended medications in acute coronary syndrome patients at least one year after hospital discharge

  65 years of age and older Younger than 65 years
  OR (95% CI) p OR (95% CI) p
Age (per year) 1.12 (1.02 - 1.22) 0.015 1.11 (1.03-1.19) 0.008
Gender (vs. male)     
Female 0.32 (0.13 - 0.79) 0.013 0.95 (0.35 - 2.58) 0.921
Education (vs. senior high school or higher)     
 Junior high school or lower 3.93 (1.65 - 9.32) 0.002 2.69 (0.86 - 8.46) 0.088
Income (vs. medium income or higher)     
 Low income 0.58 (0.22 - 1.51) 0.264 3.97 (1.47 - 10.75) 0.007
Insurance (vs. basic medical insurance)     
 Lack of insurance 2.65 (0.89 - 7.86) 0.080 2.58 (0.75 - 8.85) 0.131
Number of comorbidities 1.64 (1.12 - 2.39) 0.011 0.85 (0.39 - 1.84) 0.686
PHQ scores 0.97 (0.87 - 1.08) 0.570 2.62 (2.03 - 3.38) < 0.001
Number of medications* 1.31 (1.11 - 1.55) 0.001 0.99 (0.70 - 1.42) 0.989
Number of outpatient cardiologist visits 1.16 (0.98 - 1.38) 0.086 1.02 (0.85 - 1.23) 0.822
  1. *Number of prescribed medications at time of discharge; PHQ, Patient Health Questionnaire.