Adherence score*, mean (SE)  
By period FA recipients (N=172) Controls (N=185) P-value
Pre 0.153 (0.012) 0.131 (0.013) 0.201
During 0.182 (0.016) 0.137 (0.013) 0.029
Post 0.199 (0.016) 0.129 (0.012) 0.001
By socio-demographic characteristics**    
       
Gender      
Male 0.172 (0.021) 0.168 (0.016) 0.882
Female 0.178 (0.001) 0.115 (0.007) 0.000
Age groups      
<30 years old 0.167 (0.022) 0.114 (0.014) 0.033
30-39 years old 0.186 (0.015) 0.129 (0.128) 0.004
>=40 years old 0.175 (0.012) 0.149 (0.012) 0.138
Marital status      
Unmarried 0.204 (0.024) 0.121 (0.012) 0.001
Married 0.176 (0.012) 0.138 (0.010) 0.015
Widow 0.144 (0.014) 0.131 (0.023) 0.641
Education levels      
No formal education 0.192 (0.012) 0.144 (0.018) 0.035
Primary education 0.161 (0.013) 0.148 (0.010) 0.428
Secondary education 0.182 (0.039) 0.087 (0.010) 0.001
University*** - -  
Occupation      
At work 0.188 (0.026) 0.169 (0.012) 0.470
Not at work 0.176 (0.009) 0.091 (0.008) 0.000
Household size      
<= 4 members 0.178 (0.013) 0.116 (0.011) 0.000
Members >4 0.177 (0.012) 0.143 (0.010) 0.025
* Adherence score=number of gaps/number of months in each period, zero included in the score.
**The adherence score for the socio-demographics is the mean for the three periods.
-Hypothesis tested against mean difference in adherence score between two groups!=0
- *** small number of cases
Table 2: T-test statistics of adherence score.