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Table 3 Association between non-adherence to medication and blood pressure controla

From: Non-adherence to antihypertensive pharmacotherapy in Buea, Cameroon: a cross-sectional community-based study

Covariate Blood pressure control status OR (95% CI) P-value
Controlled (N = 40) Uncontrolled (N = 143)
Age in years, Mean (SD) 53.8 (14.0) 56.5 (11.8) 0.99 (0.96–1.04) 0.975
Gender (Male), N (%) 10 (25.0) 55 (38.5) 1.57 (0.63–3.90)  
Duration on treatment in years, Mean (SD) 2.75 (1.4) 3.06 (1.3) 0.86 (0.63–1.18) 0.353
Number of antihypertensive, mean (SD) 1.55 (0.7) 1.56 (0.6) 1.93 (0.98–3.77) 0.056
Adherence (Yes) 30 (75.0) 31 (78.3) 13.82 (5.46–34.95) < 0.001**
  1. OR Odd’s ratio, SD Standard deviation, CI Confidence interval
  2. aModel adjusted for age, gender, number of antihypertensive drugs and duration of treatment; **Significant p-value; R2 = 0.328