Table 2

Logistic regression on factors influencing medication adherence (MA) to oral hypoglycaemic agents

Low MA (OR, 95% CI)p Value
Age0.97 (0.95 to 0.997)0.03
Ethnicity
 IndianReference
 Chinese2.80 (1.53 to 5.15)<0.01
 Malay1.24 (0.52 to 2.97)0.63
 Others1.05 (0.15 to 7.50)0.96
Marital status
 SingleReference
 Married0.95 (0.44 to 2.06)0.89
 Divorced/separated3.20 (0.73 to 14.1)0.12
 Widowed0.79 (0.26 to 2.40)0.68
Administration of medication
 Self-medicationReference-
 Assisted by a family member or domestic helper0.47 (0.19 to 1.22)0.12
Total number of daily/regular medications
 Up to fourReference
 Five or more0.76 (0.48 to 1.21)0.24
HbA1c1.27 (1.06 to 1.51)0.01