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Table 1 Respondent background characteristics

From: Understanding rational non-adherence to medications. A discrete choice experiment in a community sample in Australia

Respondent background characteristics Medication users (n = 111) Medication non-users (n = 50)
Age, median (range), y 59 (21–81) 44 (18–71)*
Gender (male), No. (%) 47 (42%) 25 (50%)
Education, No. (%)   
≤ Year 12 or equivalent 52 (47%) 24 (48%)
> Year 12 or equivalent 59 (53%) 26 (52%)
Income (weekly $AU household, before tax), No. (%)   
< $650 47 (42%) 12 (24%)
≥ $650 46 (41%) 27 (54%)
Prefer not to answer 18 (16%) 11 (22%)
Health Care Concession Card Holder (yes), No. (%) 72 (65%) 26 (52%)
Private Health Insurance (yes), No. (%) 57 (51%) 20 (40%)
Number Household Dependents, No. (%)   
0 86 (77%) 32 (64%)
≥ 1 25 (23%) 18 (36%)
Ever Taken Prescribed Medications (no), No. (%) 0 (0%) 6 (12%)*
Complementary/Natural Therapy Use (yes), No. (%) 54 (49%) 23 (46%)
Beliefs about Medication – general, mean (sd) 26.9 (5.8) 24.6 (5.4)*
Number of prescribed medications, median (range) 3 (0–24) Not Applicable
  1. * P<0.05 Medication users compared to non-users, χ2 test (proportions), Mann–Whitney U test (non-parametric), independent sample t-test (parametric).