Table 2

Baseline social characteristics

Social factorIntervention (n=150)Control (n=150)p Value
Drug insurance cover
 Plan0.41
  Public85 (57)92 (61)
  Private65 (43)58 (39)
 Monthly copayment >Can$10026 (17)24 (16)0.76
Pill organiser usage70 (47)79 (53)0.30
Education level0.71
 Less than high school43 (29)47/149 (32)
 High school59 (39)65/149 (44)
 College27 (18)20/149 (13)
 University, first degree12 (8)11/149 (7)
 University, Master or PhD9 (6)6/149 (4)
Employment0.38
 Retired84/148 (57)94/147 (64)
 Employed33/148 (22)30/147 (20)
 Self-employed22/148 (15)13/147 (9)
 Other9/148 (6)10/147 (7)
Missed a physician appointment over last 5 years19/146 (13)17/149 (11)0.67
Live alone24 (16)23 (15)0.87
Internet use at home84 (56)74 (49)0.25
Healthcare worker in family/friends49 (33)46 (31)0.71
Medication prepared/administered with help17 (11)18 (12)0.86
Being reminded to take the medication at home31 (21)37 (25)0.39
Weekly alcohol consumption0.87
 None or rare (<1)85 (57)86 (57)
 From 1 to 6 drinks43 (29)45 (30)
 7 or more drinks21 (14)18 (12)
Exercise0.68
 <2 days per month72 (48)69 (46)
 1–2 times per week26 (17)32 (21)
 3 times or more per week52 (35)49 (33)
  • Values are n (%) or n/N (%).