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Table 2 Compliance to adjuvant hormone therapy by patient characteristics

From: Factors associated with compliance to adjuvant hormone therapy in Black and White women with breast cancer

  Total N Not compliant Compliant OR 95% CI
Age in years      
  39-50 18 1 (5.6%) 17 (94.4%) 1.0 (Ref)  
  51-60 81 12 (14.8%) 69(85.2%) 0.34 0.41-2.78
  61-74 61 7 (11.5%) 54 (88.5%) 0.45 0.05-3.95
Race/Ethnicity    
  White 116 14 (12.1%) 102 (87.9%) 1.0 (Ref)  
  Black 46 6 (13.0%) 40 (87.0%) 0.92 0.33-2.55
Insurance coverage on prescriptions    
  None 2 0 (0%) 2 (100%) 1.0 (Ref)  
  Some 37 5 (13.5%) 32 (86.5%) 0.46 0.05-4.28
  Most 105 14 (13.3%) 91 (86.7%) 1.45 0.06-3.81
  All 15 1 (6.7%) 14 (93.3%) - -
Family income    
  <$60 K 61 5 (8.2%) 56 (91.8%) 1.0 (Ref)  
  $60 K+ 91 13 (14.3%) 78 (85.7%) 0.54 0.18-1.59
Education level    
  < High school 15 1 (6.7%) 14 (93.3%) 1.0 (Ref)  
  High School Graduate 65 7 (10.8%) 58 (89.2%) 0.59 0.07-5.21
  Bachelor’s Degree 33 5(15.2%) 28(84.9%) 0.40 0.04-3.76
  Graduate Degree 49 7 (14.3%) 42 (85.7%) 0.42 0.05-3.79
Comorbid Medical Conditions    
  None 54 6 (11.1%) 48 (88.9%) 1.0 (Ref)  
  ≥1comorbid conditions 108 14 (13.0%) 94 (87.0%) 0.84 0.30-2.32
Out of pocket expenses    
  None 1 0 (0%) 1 (100%)   
  <$50/month 60 8 (13.3%) 52 (86.7%) 1.0 (Ref)  
  $50-100/month 47 6 (12.8%) 41 (87.2%) 1.05 0.34-3.27
  $100-150/month 26 2 (7.7%) 24 (92.3%) 1.84 0.36-9.36
  $150-200/month 8 2(25.0%) 6 (75.0%) 0.46 0.08-2.70
  >$200/month 8 0 (0%) 8 (100%) - -
Perceived importance of therapy    
  Not important 9 4 (44.4%) 5 (55.6%) 1.0 (Ref)  
  A little important 7 3 (42.9%) 4 (57.1%) 1.07 0.14-7.82
  Moderately important 38 5(13.2%) 33 (86.8%) 5.28 1.05-26.6
  Very important 104 7 (6.7%) 97 (93.3%) 11.1 2.42-50.8
Concern about cancer recurrence    
  Not worried 51 6 (11.8%) 45 (88.2%) 1.0 (Ref)  
  Somewhat worried 86 13 (15.1%) 73 (84.9%) 0.75 0.27-2.11
  Very worried 24 1 (4.2%) 23 (95.8%) 0.75 0.35-27.0
Concern about side effects      
  Not concerned 40 4 (10.0%) 36 (90.0%) 1.0 (Ref)  
  Small concerns 50 6 (12.0%) 44 (88.0%) 0.81 0.21-3.11
  Moderate concerns 42 2 (4.8%) 40 (95.2%) 2.22 0.38-12.9
  Big concerns 29 8 (27.6%) 21 (72.4%) 0.29 0.08-1.09
Value placed on doctor’s opinion      
  Not at all 7 6 (85.7%) 1 (14.3%) 1.0 (Ref)  
  Partly 23 5 (21.7%) 18 (78.3%) 21.6 2.09-223.7
  Almost entirely 131 9 (6.9%) 122 (93.1%) 81.3 8.81-750.8