Table 6.

Multiple Risk Factor Model for Poor Medication Adherence*

VariableRisk FactorAt-Risk Group, n (%)P Value‡OR95% CI
Patient raceBlack vs white56 (60.9)0.0642.700.95–7.74
Less discussion about patients’ sociodemographic circumstances≤4.7 vs >4.7 or missing61 (66.3)0.0016.032.15–17.0
Less discussion about antihypertensive medications≤1.53 vs >1.53 or missing31 (33.7)0.0115.641.49–21.3
  • CI indicates confidence interval; and OR, odds ratio.

  • * Poor medication adherence is defined as mean adherence and adherence variability of the adaptively generated adherence types.

  • Of 92 patients.

  • P values and CIs using the empirical z tests with generalized estimating equations and exchangeable intraphysician correlations.