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Table 4 Comparison of adherence in different subgroups, according to demographic factors

From: Seasonal adherence to, and effectiveness of, subcutaneous interferon β-1a administered by RebiSmart® in patients with relapsing multiple sclerosis: results of the 1-year, observational GEPAT-SMART study

  12 months Compliance to
n mean ± sd min-max p-value
Gender, Males 13 98.55 ± 2.501 90.67–100 0.712
Females 33 98.23 ± 2.708 90.30–100  
Age (yrs) < 65 45 98.28 ± 2.645 90.30–100 NA
≥ 65 1 100.00 100–100  
Race Caucasian 46 98.32 ± 2.623 90.30–100 NA
African (−)    
Asian (−)    
Other (−)    
Place of Residence Urban 33 98.42 ± 2.600 90.30–100 0.322
Semi urban 4 99.66 ± 0.676 98.65–100  
Rural 9 97.35 ± 3.105 90.67–100  
Region Attica 10 98.05 ± 3.099 90.30–100 NA
Peloponnese 6 97.89 ± 3.485 90.91--100  
Epirus 2 98.81 ± 0.025 98.80–98-83  
Central Greece 2 100 ± 0 100–100  
Central Macedonia 14 98.68 ± 1.721 93.85–100  
Western Macedonia 5 97.73 ± 4.041 90.67–100  
Eastern Macedonia (−)    
Thrace (−)    
Crete (−)    
Thessaly 5 97.42 ± 3.108 92.09–100  
Ionian Islands 2 100 ± 0 100–100  
Northern/Southern Aeg. islands (−)    
Marital Status Unmarried 22 98.36 ± 2.914 90.30–100 0.988
Married 22 98.26 ± 2.465 90.67–100  
Widow/er 2 98.48 ± 2.143 96.97–100  
Divorced (−)    
Separated (−)    
Educational Status 0 yrs (−)    
Elementary (1–6 yrs) 4 96.64 ± 3.150 92.09–98.80 0.243
High School/Lyceum (7–12 yrs) 22 98.08 ± 2.823 90.67–100  
University (> 12 yrs) 20 98.92 ± 2.222 90.30–100  
Working status Private sector employee 14 98.35 ± 2.619 90.30–100 0.993
Public sector employee 9 98.73 ± 3.061 90.67–100  
Retired 2 98.63 ± 0 98.63–98.63  
Free lancer 5 98.12 ± 0.896 96.89–98.83  
Student 4 98.46 ± 3.073 93.85–100  
Unemployed 12 97.96 ± 3.185 90.91–100