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Table 4 Multiple logistic regression model for adherence to hormone treatment (N = 5,861)

From: Adherence to hormone therapy among women with breast cancer

Variable Coefficient Standard error Pr > χ2 Odds ratio 95% CI
Intercept −0.3642 0.2591 0.1598   
Age* (years) 0.0117 0.0029 <0.0001 1.012 1.006 – 1.018
Education      
  High school diploma 0.2216 0.0858 0.0098 1.248 1.055 – 1.477
  Bachelor’s degree 0.3087 0.1197 0.0099 1.362 1.077 - 1.722
Conjugal status - with a partner 0.2341 0.0681 0.0006 1.264 1.106 – 1.444
Disease stage - non-curable −0.7329 0.0711 <0.0001 0.481 0.418 – 0.552
Alcohol consumption (yes) −0.2266 0.0735 0.0020 0.797 0.690 – 0.921
Breast cancer surgery (yes) 0.2478 0.0686 0.0003 1.281 1.120 – 1.466
Chemotherapy (yes) −0.2686 0.0816 0.0010 0.764 0.651 – 0.897
Hospitalizations (≥3) −0.5322 0.0842 <0.0001 0.587 0.498 – 0.693
Mastologist visits      
  1-4 0.4215 0.1135 0.0002 1.524 1.220 – 1.904
  ≥ 5 1.2805 0.1081 <0.0001 3.598 2.911 – 4.447
Oncologist visits      
  1-4 0.2446 0.0989 0.0134 1.277 1.052 – 1.550
  ≥ 5 0.3203 0.0958 0.0008 1.378 1.142 – 1.662
Diagnostic and therapeutic services      
  ≤1 exam 0.2557 0.0788 0.0012 1.291 1.107 – 1.507
  ≥ 4 exams −0.3284 0.0968 0.0007 0.720 0.596 – 0.871
Psychotherapy* (consultations) 0.0534 0.0147 0.0003 1.055 1.025 – 1.086
Type of hormone therapy - both (TMX + AIS) −0.3148 0.0751 <0.0001 0.730 0.630 – 0.846
  1. CI = Confidence interval. *Continuous variables. References for categorical variables: education – incomplete high school or lower, no information; conjugal status at start of treatment – without a partner, no information; disease stage – curable, no information; alcohol consumption – no, no information; breast cancer surgery – no; chemotherapy – no; hospitalization – <3; mastologist consultations – none; clinical oncologist consultations – none; DTS – 2–3 exams; type of hormone therapy - TMX only, AIS only.