Table 3.

Unadjusted and adjusted analyses examining predictors of spending less on basic needs to afford medications.

PredictorsUnadjusted OR (95% CI)Adjusted OR (95% CI)
Comorbidity level (0 is reference)
  1–21.99 (1.60–2.47)1.75 (1.39–2.21)
  3+3.66 (2.88–4.65)2.38 (1.80–3.14)
  RA3.78 (2.80–5.11)2.41 (1.78–3.25)
Trend over time0.88 (0.84–0.91)0.89 (0.86–0.93)
Age0.96 (0.96–0.97)0.98 (0.98–0.99)
Female sex1.28 (1.19–1.38)1.39 (1.30–1.50)
Disabled3.62 (3.32–3.95)1.68 (1.44–1.97)
Income < US$25,0002.75 (2.50–3.03)1.75 (1.62–1.95)
Race (white is reference)
  Hispanic1.96 (1.73–2.24)1.29 (1.10–1.51)
  Black2.15 (1.90–2.43)1.42 (1.28–1.57)
  Other1.44 (1.16–1.81)1.19 (0.99–1.44)
Education (high school diploma reference)
  No high school diploma1.42 (1.30–1.55)1.17 (1.06–1.29)
  Above high school0.83 (0.75–0.92)1.04 (0.95–1.13)
Prescription coverage (none is reference)
  Partial0.91 (0.79–1.05)0.82 (0.69–0.98)
  Full private0.39 (0.34–0.44)0.48 (0.42–0.55)
  Full public0.86 (0.76–0.98)0.68 (0.59–0.78)
Urban0.81 (0.70–0.94)0.81 (0.67–0.99)
Fair/poor self-reported health status3.19 (2.91–3.48)1.96 (1.82–2.11)