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Table 3 Poisson regression model for the association between adherence and pulmonary exacerbations a

From: Treatment adherence and health outcomes in patients with bronchiectasis

Independent variables Estimated co-efficient (SE) 95% CI
Adherence to inhaled antibioticsb -0.51*** (0.15) [-0.81; -0.21]
Adherence to other respiratory medicinesb 0.06 (0.15) [-0.24; 0.36]
Adherence to airway clearanceb 0.04 (0.15) [-0.25; 0.33]
Age -0.01 (0.01) [-0.02; 0.01]
Genderc 0.17 (0.15) [-0.14; 0.47]
Baseline FEV1 % predicted 0.01 (0.00) [0.00; 0.01]
  1. an = 65: 1 participant withdrawal, 8 participants with insufficient data to calculate adherence to inhaled antibiotics and 1 participant not prescribed other respiratory medicines.
  2. bAdherent = 1, non-adherent = 0.
  3. cMale = 1, female = 0.
  4. ***p < 0.001.