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Table 2 Health system related factors in relation to adherence

From: Adherence to iron supplements among women receiving antenatal care at Mulago National Referral Hospital, Uganda-cross-sectional study

Variable Adherence (p0) Non adherence (p1) Total N (%) p value (for p0–p1)
Number of ANC visits
 < 4 visits 202 (61.8) 20 (46.6) 222 (60.2) 0.06
 ≥ 4 visits 124 (38.1) 23 (53.4) 147 (39.8) 0.06
Received iron at previous visit
 Yes 291 (89.0) 42 (97.7) 333 (90.0) 0.07
 No 36 (11.0) 1 (2.3) 37 (10.0) 0.07
Counseled on iron before
 Yes 117 (35.8) 25 (58.1) 142 (38.4) 0.00
 No 220 (64.2) 18 (41.9) 228 (61.6) 0.00
Duration of use of iron
 ≤ 90 days 272 (83.2) 33 (76.7) 305 (82.4) 0.29
 > 90 days 55 (16.8) 10 (23.3) 65 (17.6) 0.29
Where do you get drugs from
 Hospital pharmacy 286 (87.5) 38 (88.4) 324 (87.6) 0.87
 Private clinic/local store 41 (12.5) 5 (11.6) 46 (13.4) 0.87
Do you always get your drugs
 Yes 247 (75.5) 38 (88.4) 285 (77.0) 0.06
 No 80 (24.5) 5 (11.6) 85 (23) 0.06
Iron tablets received on last visit
 ≤ 14 tablets 128 (39.2) 8 (18.6) 136 (36.8) 0.01
 > 14 tablets 199 (60.8) 35 (81.4) 234 (63.2) 0.01
Are you taking other medication?
 Yes 75 (22.9) 16 (37.2) 91 (24.6) 0.04
 No 252 (77.1) 27 (62.8) 279 (75.4) 0.04
Reason for missing
 Side effects 51 (15.6) 0 (0.0) 51 (13.8) 0.00
 Too many drugs 5 (1.5) 1 (2.3) 6 (1.6) 0.69
 I forgot 90 (27.5) 3 (7.0) 93 (25.1) 0.00
 No drugs 129 (39.4) 5 (11.6) 134 (36.2) 0.00
 Not important 20 (6.1) 0 (0.0) 20 (5.4) 0.09
 Other 32 (9.8) 34 (79.1) 66 (17.8) 0.00