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Table 7 Beliefs about level of ‘comfort’ with an addicted person

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

I would be comfortable if John/Peter was my work colleague and/or inviting him to a dinner party Alcohol Heroin
  OR 95% CI OR 95% CI
Age 18-34 1.00   1.00  
≥35 0.83 0.51-1.34 1.59 0.91-2.77
Gender Male 1.00   1.00  
Female 0.82 0.61-1.10 0.70* 0.51-0.97
Years of education 1-12 1.00   1.00  
13-14 0.69 0.41-1.16 1.36 0.81-2.28
15+ 1.17 0.86-1.60 1.41* 1.00-1.98
Familiarity with addiction No 1.00   1.00  
Yes 1.57** 1.16-2.12 1.46 0.98-2.18
Disease No 1.00   1.00  
Yes 1.20 0.83-1.73 1.26 0.82-1.93
Brain disease No 1.00   1.00  
Yes 1.10 0.77-1.58 0.99 0.63-1.56
Biological causes Disagree 1.00   1.00  
Neutral/DK 1.51 1.00-2.27 1.41 0.92-2.18
Agree 1.71** 1.14-2.57 1.34 0.83-2.17
Social-environmental causes Disagree 1.00   1.00  
Neutral/DK 1.56* 1.02-2.40 1.78** 1.18-2.69
Agree 1.49 0.99-2.25 1.60* 1.02-2.50
Personal qualities Disagree 1.00   1.00  
Neutral/DK 0.69 0.38-1.25 0.74 0.38-1.44
Agree 0.55** 0.39-0.77 0.69 0.47-1.01
  1. *p < 0.05, **p < 0.01, OR odds ratio, CI confidence interval, DK don’t know.