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Table 2 Predictors of agreement with the statement: “it is acceptable for prescription drugs to be used in the treatment of depression”

From: Over-diagnosed and over-treated: a survey of Australian public attitudes towards the acceptability of drug treatment for depression and ADHD

Predictor Odds 95% CI
Over-diagnosed   
Yes .31*** .19 – .49
Familiarity   
Not familiara 1 -
Yes - otherb 1.16 .79 – 1.71
Yes - mec 1.53 .93 – 2.52
Gender   
Female .93 .66 – 1.31
Age (years)   
18 – 34 1 -
35 – 44 1.22 .54 – 2.76
45 – 54 .71 .34 – 1.48
55+ .49* .25 – .97
Education   
1 – 10 years 1 -
11 – 12 years .95 .58 – 1.55
13 – 14 years 1.16 .66 – 2.01
15+ years 1.21 .79 – 1.87
  1. *p<. 05; ***p < .001
  2. aNot familiar = I don’t know anyone who has been treated for depression with prescription drugs.
  3. bYes – other = I personally know someone who has been treated for depression with prescription drugs.
  4. cYes – me = I have been treated for depression with prescription drugs.