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Table 4 Predictors for non-adherence to medication administration, multiple logistic regression analysis

From: Medication-related knowledge, administration practice and adherence among caregivers of chronically ill children in Malaysia

Factors associated with not adherents Not-adherents
Adj. OR (95% CI) p-value
Number of medications administered to children
 1 1.00  
 2 12.53 (2.47, 63.33) 0.002*
 3 8.29 (1.21, 56.62) 0.031*
 4 9.83 (0.01, 219.01) 0.149
Sources of medications
 Only this hospital 1.00  
 Other government funded hospital/clinic 1.04 (0.19, 5.55) 0.968
 Private pharmacy/clinic/hospital 7.06 (1.49, 33.45) 0.014*
Number of Chronic diseases of children
 One type of chronic disease 1.00  
 Two types of chronic disease 21.25 (1.16, 388.43) 0.039*
  1. Adj. OR: Adjusted odd ratio, CI: Confidence interval, *p-value < 0.05