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Table 3 Predictors of the belief that depression is over-diagnosed

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
Familiarity   
Not familiara 1 -
Yes - otherb .74 .52 – 1.04
Yes - mec .43*** .28 – .64
Gender   
Female .99 .74 – 1.31
Age (years)   
18 – 34 1 -
35 – 44 .85 .48 – 1.51
45 – 54 .87 .50 – 1.50
55+ 1.21 .72 – .2.03
Education   
1 – 10 years 1 -
11 – 12 years .68 .43 – 1.08
13 – 14 years .57* .35 – .94
15+ years .41*** .27– .61
  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.