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Logo of nihpaAbout Author manuscriptsSubmit a manuscriptHHS Public Access; Author Manuscript; Accepted for publication in peer reviewed journal;
 
From:
J Rheumatol. Author manuscript; available in PMC 2013 November 3.
Published in final edited form as:
J Rheumatol. 2013 February; 40(2): 10.3899/jrheum.120441.
Published online 2013 January 15. doi: 10.3899/jrheum.120441

Table 3

Unadjusted and adjusted analyses examining predictors of spending less on basic needs in order to afford medications.

PredictorsUnadjusted Odds
Ratios
(95% Confidence
Intervals)
Adjusted Odds Ratios
(95% Confidence
Intervals)
Comorbidity level (0 is reference)
  1–21.99 (1.60–2.47)1.75 (1.39–2.21)
  3+3.66 (2.88–4.65)2.38 (1.80–3.14)
  RA3.78 (2.80–5.11)2.41 (1.78–3.25)
Trend over time0.88 (0.84 – 0.91)0.89 (0.86–0.93)
Age0.96 (0.96 – 0.97)0.98 (0.98–0.99)
Female sex1.28 (1.19 – 1.38)1.39 (1.30–1.50)
Disabled3.62 (3.32 – 3.95)1.68 (1.44–1.97)
Income < $25,0002.75 (2.50 – 3.03)1.75 (1.62–1.95)
Race (white is reference)
  Hispanic1.96 (1.73 – 2.24)1.29 (1.10–1.51)
  Black2.15 (1.90 – 2.43)1.42 (1.28–1.57)
  Other1.44 (1.16 – 1.81)1.19 (0.99–1.44)
Education (high school diploma reference)
  No high school diploma1.42 (1.30 – 1.55)1.17 (1.06–1.29)
  Above high school0.83 (0.75 – 0.92)1.04 (0.95–1.13)
Prescription coverage (none is reference)
  Partial0.91 (0.79 – 1.05)0.82 (0.69–0.98)
  Full private0.39 (0.34 – 0.44)0.48 (0.42–0.55)
  Full public0.86 (0.76 – 0.98)0.68 (0.59–0.78)
Metro0.81 (0.70–0.94)0.81(0.67–0.99)
Fair/poor self-reported health status3.19 (2.91 – 3.48)1.96 (1.82–2.11)