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Table 3 Predictors of the early discontinuation of antiplatelets within 6 months after ischemic stroke compared to continuers

From: Effect of antiplatelet persistence on long-term mortality and predictors of non-persistence in ischemic stroke patients 75 years and older: a nationwide cohort study

Factors Univariate logistic regression analysis Multivariate logistic regression analysis
Crude OR (95% CI) p value Adjusted ORa(95% CI) p value
Sex
 Male 1 (reference)   1 (reference)  
 Female 1.02 (0.77-1.35) 0.889 0.97 (0.73-1.29) 0.857
Age
 75-79 1 (reference)   1 (reference)  
 80-84 1.46 (1.07-2.00) 0.016 1.52 (1.11-2.09) 0.009
 ≥ 85 1.70 (1.15-2.51) 0.007 1.73 (1.17-2.57) 0.007
Income
 High 1 (reference)   1 (reference)  
 Middle 1.40 (0.99-1.98) 0.055 1.43 (1.00-2.03) 0.048
 Low 1.43 (1.04-1.98) 0.030 1.38 (0.95-2.02) 0.093
Residential area
 Urban 1 (reference)   1 (reference)  
 Rural 1.26 (0.89-1.78) 0.191 1.23 (0.86-1.76) 0.256
Health insurance
 Medicare 1 (reference)   1 (reference)  
 Medical aid 1.21 (0.76-1.92) 0.423 1.09 (0.63-1.88) 0.758
Charlson comorbidity index
 < 6 1 (reference)   1 (reference)  
 ≥ 6 2.34 (1.33-4.13) 0.003 2.56 (1.43-4.55) 0.001
Number of prescribed medications
 ≥ 4 1 (reference)   1 (reference)  
 < 4 1.50 (1.05-2.13) 0.024 1.54 (1.08-2.21) 0.000
  1. aAdjusted for sex, age, income, residential area, type of health insurance, Charlson comorbidity index, and number of prescribed medications