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Table 3 Reports of Any Unintentional Non-Adherence across Key Variables (N = 24,017)

From: Unintentional non-adherence to chronic prescription medications: How unintentional is it really?

  Any unintentional non-adherence
  N (%)
Age *  
40–49 1,909 (79.0%)
50–59 6,029 (76.3%)
60–64 3,524 (71.6%)
65–69 2,629 (65.3%)
70 and up 2,741 (57.7%)
Gender  
Male 8,157 (70.1%)
Female 8,675 (70.0%)
Race *  
White 15,618 (69.7%)
Other 1,008 (76.5%)
Education *  
High school or less 2,803 (66.6%)
Some college 6,710 (72.0%)
College degree 2,925 (70.0%)
Greater than college degree 4,394 (70.0%)
Employment Status *  
Looking for a job 522 (78.9%)
Not looking for a job 1,308 (69.3%)
Retired 5,686 (62.8%)
Disabled 413 (74.5%)
Employed 8,903 (75.1%)
Income *  
< 25K 2,308 (73.4%)
≥ 25K < 50K 4,125 (70.4%)
≥50K < 75K 3,471 (71.1%)
≥75K < 100K 2,252 (69.2%)
≥100K 2,948 (69.9%)
Self-Rated Health *  
Poor/fair 5,913 (74.5%)
Good 7,104 (70.8%)
Very Good/Excellent 3,815 (63.0%)
Disease *  
Asthma 1,338 (75.5%)
Diabetes 2,336 (75.4%)
Hyperlipidemia 3,209 (69.2%)
Osteoporosis 2,365 (77.0%)
Depression 783 (63.4%)
Hypertension 6,801 (66.7%)
Perceived Need for Medication *  
Quartile 1 (Worst) 3,159 (75.5%)
Quartile 2 4,960 (74.7%)
Quartile 3 4,322 (70.7%)
Quartile 4 (Best) 4,391 (62.0%)
Perceived Medication Affordability *
Quartile 1 (Worst) 4,297 (82.2%)
Quartile 2 3,774 (72.9%)
Quartile 3 5,097 (68.3%)
Quartile 4 (Best) 3,664 (59.6%)
Perceived Medication Concerns *  
Quartile 1 (Worst) 3,247 (77.6%)
Quartile 2 5,077 (73.6%)
Quartile 3 4,346 (70.7%)
Quartile 4 (Best) 4,162 (61.3%)
  1. * Pearson Chi-square statistic for the omnibus test is significant at p = 0.01.