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Table 4 Adjusted odd ratios of variables associated with drop-out from the management programme, comparing the regular follow-up group and the dropout group

From: Implementing a hypertension management programme in a rural area: local approaches and experiences from Ba-Vi district, Vietnam

Characteristics Adjusted odd ratio (95% CI)
  Hypertensives
(n = 375)
All people+
(n = 397)
Age (by 10 years) 1.32 (0.85 - 2.06) 1.20 (0.81 - 1.79)
Sex (female vs. male) 1.29 (0.35 - 4.78) 1.80 (0.51 - 6.31)
Percentage of systolic BP reduction (by 10%), compared to initial value 0.15 (0.05 - 0.40)** 0.19 (0.08 - 0.47)**
Percentage of diastolic BP reduction (by 10%), compared to initial value 0.27 (0.10 - 0.70)** 0.24 (0.10 - 0.59)**
Number of behavioural risk factors 0.53 (0.21 - 1.31) 0.57 (0.25 - 1.31)
Having CVD history 2.37 (0.53 - 10.69) 2.15 (0.53 - 8.78)
Having chronic disease history° 1.89 (0.26 - 13.84) 1.20 (0.21 - 6.97)
Having family history of CVD 0.36 (0.05 - 2.40) 0.31 (0.06 - 1.67)
Number of tablets to take daily 2.48 (0.81 - 7.61) 2.50 (0.84 - 7.40)
Number of drugs to combine 0.06 (0.01 - 0.25)** 0.06 (0.02 - 0.26)**
Having a minor event - -
  1. + Include hypertensive patients; ° exclude CVD history; * p < 0.05; ** p < 0.01