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Volume 11, Number 6—June 2005


Nonprescribed Antimicrobial Drugs in Latino Community, South Carolina

Arch G. Mainous*Comments to Author , Andrew Y. Cheng*, Rebecca C. Garr*, Barbara C. Tilley*, Charles J. Everett*, and M. Diane McKee†
Author affiliations: *Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, South Carolina, USA; †Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, New York, USA

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Table 4

Significant predictors from stepwise logistic regression regarding whether person had obtained nonprescribed antimicrobial drugs in United States

Variable Odds ratio 95% CI*
Should antimicrobial drugs be available without a prescription?
Yes 5.70 2.52–12.92
No 1.00
Bought outside the United States without prescription
Yes 5.41 2.33–12.58
No 1.00
Years in United States
<4 1.00
≥4 4.28 1.72–10.68
Age (y)
<30 3.00 1.28–7.01
≥30 1.00

*CI, confidence interval.

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