Table 3.

Linear regression analysis of beliefs about medicines subscales and number of repeat medications

BMQ subscaleBa95% CIP-value
Necessity0.230.11 to 0.35<0.01
Concern0.03−0.12 to 0.170.71
Harm−0.10−0.21 to 0.000.05
Overuse−0.11−0.22 to 0.110.03
  • a Adjusted for age, sex, educational level, and marital status. B = beta coefficient. CI = confidence interval.