Table 1

Chronic diseases: rates of patient adherence to treatment regimens

Disease

Country

Adherence rate (%)


Hypertension

USA

51

Gambia

27

Asthma

Australia

27–43

HIV/AIDS

Worldwide

37–83

Depression

USA

40–70

Overall

~ 50


Data from the World Health Organization [10].

Schwartzman and Morgan Arthritis Res Ther 2004 6(Suppl 2):S19-S23   doi:10.1186/ar996