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Table 3 Factors associated with diabetes medication non-adherence among diabetes at FHRH, Bahir Dar, Northwest Ethiopia, (n = 416)

From: Medication non-adherence and associated factors among diabetes patients in Felege Hiwot Referral Hospital, Bahir Dar city administration, Northwest Ethiopia

Variable Adherence level Bivariate Multivariate
Adherence (n) Non-adherence (n) Crude OR (95% CI) Adjusted OR (95% CI)
Age
 < 36 64 77 2.71 [1.93,5.29] 2.62 [1.23, 5.58]
 36–50 32 90 1.16 [0.57, 2.35] 1.30 [0.58, 2.95]
 51–65 27 62 1.42 [0.68, 2.96] 1.38 [0.59, 3.23]
 ≥ 66 15 48 1 1
Residency
 Rural 221 57 1.76 [1.10, 2.79] 2.35 [1.25, 4.42]
 Urban 95 43 1 1
Marital status
 Divorced 3 14 0.49 [0.14, 1.76] 0.62 [0.16, 2.38]
 Single 20 12 3.87 [1.81, 8.27] 3.55 [1.59, 7.29]
 Separated 31 57 1.26 [0.76, 2.09] 1.50 [0.87, 2.58]
 Married 84 195 1 1
Occupational
 Private worker 6 41 1 1
 Merchant 33 59 3.82 [1.49, 9.95] 3.32 [1.22, 9.02]
 Farmer 51 96 3.63 [1.44, 9.12] 1.94 [0.71, 5.33]
 Civil servant 48 82 4.00 [1.58, 10.12] 4.06 [1.54, 10.68]
Comp. fear
 High 56 52 2.96 [1.88, 4.67] 3.01 [1.66, 5.53]
 Low 82 226 1 1
Anxiety
 Abnormal 98 110 3.74 [5.81] 2.55 [1.45, 4.53]
 Normal 40 168 1 1
  1. n = number, P ≤ 0.05 was taken as level of significance, OR = odd ratio