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Table 3 Sign and significance (+ and - meaning p <0.10; ++ and - - meaning p <0.05; +++ and - - - meaning p <0.01) of effects of marital status on the chance of purchasing medicine in 2004-2008, the chance of starting to purchase medicine 2005-2008, and the chance of continuing with the medicine purchases 2005-2008

From: Underuse of medication for circulatory disorders among unmarried women and men in Norway?

   Men Never-married Widowed Divorced/separated Women Never-married Widowed Divorced/separated
Panel A: Purchase of medicine in 2004-2008 (signs as in estimates in Table  2 )
Coronary and peripheral vascular diseases, antiplatelet   - - -    - - - + + + + + +
Coronary and peripheral vascular diseases, anticoagulant   - - - + + + - - - + + + + + +
Hypertension    + + + - - - - + + + - - -
Hyperlipedemia   - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Anti-arrhythmic cardiac diseases    + + + +   + + + + +
IHD/Angina   - - -    - - - + + + + + +
Congestive heart failure/hypertension   - - - + + + - - - - - - + + +  
Other IHD/hypertension   - - - + + + - - - - - - + + + - - -
Panel B: Starting and continuing purchase of medicine 2005-2008 a
Coronary and peripheral vascular diseases, antiplatelet Start - - -   + + + - - - + + + + + +
Continuation + +    + + +   + + +
Coronary and peripheral vascular diseases, anticoagulant Start - - -   + + +   + + + + + +
Continuation    - - - +   
Hypertension Start   + + +   - + + -
Continuation + + +   - - - + +   - - -
Hyperlipedemia Start - - -    - - - - - -
Continuation - - - - - - - - -   - - - - - -
Anti-arrhythmic cardiac diseases Start   + + + + + +   + + + + + +
Continuation + + +   - -    
IHD/Angina Start - - -    - - - + + + + + +
Continuation + + +    + + + +  
Congestive heart failure/hypertension Start - - - + + + + + +   + + + + +
Continuation - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Other IHD/hypertension Start - - - + + + + + + - - - + + + + +
  Continuation   - - - - - -    - - -
  1. aDiscrete-time hazard models are estimated. The models also include age (in five-year groups), year (in one-year groups), and educational level (in five categories).