Volume 9, Number 9—September 2003
Consumer Attitudes and Use of Antibiotics
|Variable||Adjusted ORb,c||95% CI|
|Agree that antibiotics prevent serious illness
|Agree that antibiotics help me get better more quickly
|Expect a prescription for antibiotics
|Aware of antibiotic dangers||1.37d||1.11||1.69|
aWe constructed a multivariable model to look at the association between respondents taking antibiotics in the previous 4 weeks and their attitudes toward and knowledge about the adverse effects of antibiotic use.
bOR, odds ratio; CI, confidence interval.
cAdjusted for sex, age, education, race, household income, state, place of residence, child in household, and insurance.
dValues are significant (p<0.01) after adjusting for multiple comparisons.
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