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Table 5 Beliefs about imprisonment for heroin addiction

From: How is acceptance of the brain disease model of addiction related to Australians’ attitudes towards addicted individuals and treatments for addiction?

Peter should go to prison for his illicit drug use  
  OR 95% CI
Age 18-34 1.00  
≥35 0.51** 0.33-0.80
Gender Male 1.00  
Female 0.98 0.73-1.33
Years of education 1-12 1.00  
13-14 0.77 0.47-1.26
15+ 0.77 0.56-1.07
Familiarity with addiction No 1.00  
Yes 0.71 0.46-1.08
Disease No 1.00  
Yes 0.68 0.46-1.00
Brain disease No 1.00  
Yes 0.82 0.53-1.28
Biological causes Disagree 1.00  
Neutral/DK 0.61* 0.41-0.91
Agree 0.71 0.45-1.11
Social-environmental causes Disagree 1.00  
Neutral/DK 1.02 0.70-1.48
Agree 1.11 0.74-1.67
Personal qualities Disagree 1.00  
Neutral/DK 1.37 0.73-2.56
Agree 2.30*** 1.57-3.35
  1. *p < 0.05, **p < 0.01, ***p < 0.001, OR odds ratio, CI confidence interval, DK don’t know.