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Table 2 Reasons for medication non-adherence among patients with T2D on follow up in Ethiopia, 2019

From: Predictors of poor adherence to antidiabetic therapy in patients with type 2 diabetes: a cross-sectional study insight from Ethiopia

Reasons Study participants (N = 357)
Frequency (%)
Forgetting to take their medicine 131 (36.7)
Inadequate availability of medication 102 (28.6)
Cost of medication too expensive 45 (12.6)
Fear of medication adverse events 35 (9.8)
Difficulty of administration/time schedule 28 (7.8)
Inadequate instruction/counseling/education 26 (7.3)
When feeling better or worse their disease 23 (6.4)
Busy due to workload 13 (3.6)
During fasting period 21 (5.9)
Regimen complexity of the medicine 21 (3.6)
Patient prefers not to take the medicine 15 (2.8)
Disbelief in medicine effectiveness 13 (3.6)
  1. Percentages are calculated per column