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Table 6 Predictors of the belief that ADHD 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 d.76 .50 – 1.14
Yes - mec   
Gender   
Female .90 .59 – 1.36
Age (years)   
18 – 34 1 -
35 – 44 .93 .42 – 2.03
45 – 54 1.28 .59 – 2.78
55+ 1.47 .72 – 3.01
Education   
1 – 10 years 1 -
11 – 12 years 1.02 .54 – 1.91
13 – 14 years 1.25 .60 – 2.59
15+ years .93 .54 – 1.61
  1. aNot familiar = I don’t know anyone who has been treated for ADHD with prescription drugs.
  2. bYes – other = I personally know someone who has been treated for ADHD with prescription drugs.
  3. cYes – me = I have been treated for ADHD with prescription drugs.
  4. dIncludes participants who have been treated for ADHD with prescription drugs or who know someone who has.