Table 2:

Rates of poor medication adherence among study participants before and after retirement

PopulationPoor adherence, %*Adjusted OR (95% CI)
Before retirementAfter retirement
Patients with hypertension
 Men5.67.21.32 (1.03–1.68)
 Women6.17.51.25 (1.07–1.46)
Patients with type 2 diabetes
 Men2.35.22.40 (1.37–4.20)
 Women3.84.21.11 (0.62–1.98)
  • Note: CI = confidence interval, OR = odds ratio.

  • * Defined as less than 40% of days covered by treatment.

  • Repeated measures regression with generalized estimating equation adjusted for sex, age at retirement and calendar year.