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Table 3 Factors associated with the occurrence of DRPs in Ethiopia

From: Drug-related problems and associated factors in Ethiopia: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Factors RR (95% CI) Z-statistics p-value
Comorbidity 1.3 (1.16–1.44) 4.73 p = 0.000
Taking ≥ 5 drugs 1.3 (1.187–1.43) 5.59 p = 0.000
Type 2 diabetes 1.8 (1.08–2.98) 2.24 p = 0.025
Poor medication adherence 1.7 (1.28–2.39) 3.49 p = 0.000
Uncontrolled BP 1.4 (1.09–1.84) 2.56 p = 0.010
Negative medication belief 3.72 ( 2.31–5.97) 5.43 p = 0.000
Significant drug interaction 1.33 ( 1.05–1.69) 2.33 p = 0.020
Talking ≥ 3 drugs 1.47 (1.22–1.77) 4.07 p = 0.000
Substance use 1.2 ( 1.06–1.38) 2.87 p = 0.004
Taking ≥ 2 drugs 1.3 (1.04–1.59) 2.27 p = 0.023
  1. RR Relative Risk, BP Blood Pressure